It's a great time to be a Registered Dietitian since there are many exciting changes happening in the healthcare field today. Our biggest task as nutrition experts is to clearly communicate to our colleagues how we can create healthier communities in a cost effective patient centered manner. Nutrition is critical for health and is related to our most prevalent, deadly, and costly diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain cancers, and obesity. Food allergies and intolerances are also of high importance and require our careful translation of nutrition science into sound eating plans.
The healthcare system needs nutrition experts like us to assess and counsel people all through the lifespan who have these conditions in order to create healthier outcomes which will reduce healthcare costs. More importantly, we need to educate and counsel young familes and adults on how to avoid preventable conditions because prevention, although hard to measure, is the ultimate cost savings and provides the healthiest most cost effective outcome for all.
Please visit our site regularly to learn more about nutrition experts in the state of Iowa and how they are influencing and creating healthy outcomes and communities. I welcome your feedback and questions.
Cheers to your health!
Nadine Fisher, MS,RD/LD
President Iowa Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics