A registered dietitian: your partner in heart health

Today is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Whether you’re trying to lose weight; manage cholesterol, blood pressure or other nutrition-relatedconcerns; or prevent chronic diseases like heart disease or type 2 diabetes, a University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can provide you with a personalized nutrition plan for your health concerns and fitness goals. Working with an RDN ensures that you are receiving guidance that is safe, effective and appropriate for your needs.

The U-M CVC Registered Dietitian Nutrition team (from left): Kathy Rhodes, PhD, RDN; Joyce Patterson, MPH, RDN;  Martha Weintraub, ACSW, MPH, RDN; and Sarah Meyers, RDN. Not pictured: Susan Ryskamp, MS, RDN.

The U-M CVC Registered Dietitian Nutrition team (from left): Kathy Rhodes, PhD, RDN; Joyce Patterson, MPH, RDN; Martha Weintraub, ACSW, MPH, RDN; and Sarah Meyers, RDN. Not pictured: Susan Ryskamp, MS, RDN.

Here are four reasons to make an RDN your health partner:

1. Get accurate nutrition-related information.

With all the conflicting nutrition information presented in the media, on the Internet and on food labels, it can be difficult to know what nutrition approaches are right for you. In today’s world of digital information and technology, patients and consumers have an abundance of information — and misinformation — at their fingertips. RDNs are trained in sifting through the claims to make recommendations based on the best available evidence and what’s right for you. Continue reading