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Dietitians of the Week
Check our Facebook page every weekday for our RD of the Day, as we put a much-deserved spotlight on a dietitian who’s either making headlines or writing them and delivering their expertise through the media.┬áHere are this week’s featured RDs.

Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN Twitter
"I believe in the importance of eating a real, substantial breakfast every day," says Tamara In her article for U.S. News and World Report. She shares her expertise with six breakfast ideas to help individuals on any diet enjoy a healthful breakfast which earned her Monday's RD of the Day distinction. Tamara is a registered dietitian whose NYC-based clinical practice specializes in digestive disorders, Celiac Disease, and food intolerances. Learn more about Tamara on www.tamaraduker.com.

Read the article: Make Breakfast, Not War

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD Facebook  Twitter
In her article for The Huffington Post, Willow shares her 5 top tips for having a better relationship with food. "This relationship impacts not only nutrient intake, but for many it's closely tied to—and impacts—other relationships" says Willow. For helping promote positive relationships starting with our own bodies, Willow was Tuesday's RD of the Day. Willow is a NYC-based dietitian and co-owner of C&J Nutrition. Learn more about Willow on cjnutrition.com.

Read the article: 5 Ways to Have a Better Relationship With Food

Carlene Thomas, RDN Facebook  Twitter
We chose Carlene as Wednesday's RD of the Day for her insightful and well-presented YouTube video about what you should look for on health food packaging and why you should be wary of big claims for weight loss and super foods. In this "kind of unplanned" video, Carlene tells a personal story about being on the checkout line at her local grocery store that leads to a friendly guide that any nutrition professional can pass on to clients confused about how food is marketed to consumers. "Learn what to look for on a package to see if it really gets healthy, and what you need to keep in mind every time you go shopping." Carlene is a DC-area dietitian and author of The Wedding Wellness Workbook: Your Nutrition How-To Before I Do. Learn more about Carlene on healthfullyeverafter.co.

Watch the Video: Be Wary of Health Food Marketing

Ashvini Mashru, MA, RD, LDN Facebook  Twitter
Nearly half of New Year's resolutions are broken by February, which is why Ashvini provides "5 Diet Tips to Keep Resolutions on Track in today's Mainline Media News article. For these simple and realistic tips RDs can use to help their clients "stop sabotaging [their] goals and start setting right kind of resolutions" Ashvini earned Thursday's RD of the Day distinction. Ashvini is the owner and founder of Wellness Nutrition Concepts, LLC. Learn more about Ashvini at wellnessnutritionconcepts.com.

Read the article: 5 Diet Tips to Keep Your Resolutions on Track

Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN Facebook  Twitter
As Keri states in her U.S. News and World Report article, "Chocolate is on the minds of most people every day"—especially with Valentine's Day just around the corner. To help readers indulge in healthful moderation, Keri shares how she and other registered dietitians enjoy a daily dose of chocolaty goodness. For sharing these satisfying examples from fellow nutrition experts, Keri earned Friday's honor as RD of the Day. Keri is the author of The Small Change Diet. Learn more about Keri on kerigansnutrition.com.

Read the article: 10 Ways Nutritionists Enjoy Chocolate