Monopolizing nutrition & fitness

Revised: 1/24/15

Some of us may be unaware..the term, (nutritionist):

– may not have a regulatory system put in place (depending on the law from state-to-state and all things; please click here for an example).

 

What does this mean? Simply, (anyone) can market / use the term, nutritionist (s/he’s not required to have a background/degree and etc.

Good or bad? Well, this is an issue, no doubt…I will explain my side, and maybe, some of us will leave here w/ an understanding.

 

Did you know: almost anyone…ANYONE..can market or use the term: nutritional consultant/adviser.

One must meet certain requirements to:

+ use the term, dietitian nutritionist (RDN) —

1) Has anyone ever heard of a RDN? There is a regulatory system put in place = Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The AND acts as the power house for dietitians. Click here to visit eatright.org.

2) I want to focus on individuals who complete a degree in nutrition science.

Simply, not everyone wants to be a RDN, and I would like to elaborate.

With that said: regardless, people can EARN a education (in nutrition)..w/ out becoming an RDN.

As an example: David Getoff is not a (RDN) — he is a successful nutritionist (CCN) – learn about him: http://www.davidgetoff.com/

As an example: Nicholas Deniro is not a (RDN) – I, however, completed my edu in nutrition and exercise science.

3) Accredited universities only promote the ANDs message and certain approved programs… and this is not helpful!?

This is questionable, partially true (depending on the course). Unfortunately, some upcoming nutrition professionals are left by the WASTE SIDE…why? S/he is limited to just the ANDs options. Furthermore, the AND is often mistaken as the most reliable association for upcoming nutrition professionals…

WHATEVER THE CASE? That’s subjective – I’LL LET you decide.

4) Why should the term, nutritionist…NOT BE limited/restricted to just RDNs?

Personally, I do not want to become a (RDN), but I will earn my status (education).

Therefore, if I earn a degree…and choose to continue…where is my title?

Am I restricted to: “a person who earned a degree but cannot operate or use any title?

I call that…”monopolizing a industry!”

Simply stated: “I do not care for this particular association / academy, period! Succinctly, the AND does little to support (RDNs)..at lease from what I’ve heard. Why would I (or any rational person) want to apply for nothing, really?

The work is not an issue — it is more about ethics/morals…something our industry lacks.

5) I am not fighting for the (RDN) logo which is a trademark of the AND: I am fighting for the term/label, nutritionist..thus far…I have earned my status and should not be restricted/limited..nor should any individual in my field. If one is a (RDN)…hey, s/he worked for that logo, keep it…oh, I forgot — it is a trademark…you can’t..sorry!

6) Uneducated individuals using the term dietician & nutritionist: I understand some of the issues behind not regulating — I am not ignorant to this whatsoever. I find it to be disappointing, but everyone seems to have a title. NOT every person earns it! Again, I should not be penalized. We need to put some (parameters) on titles/logos, and I have nothing against rules/policies.

Cheerios (non gmo)?

I find this to be interesting — Cheerios (General Mills) will make a non-gmo (genetically modified organisms) version of the original (Cheerios).

cheerIf you are unaware: Cheerios product LINE ON (facebook) was facing negative feedback; as a result: the company/producer thought to go back to the original recipe. Sadly: the cost may increase (and fragments of GMO ingredients may contaminate the non-gmo version). Therefore: I do not know if this is a good thing!? Additionally, the BIOTECH company (or users who support GMO production) criticize Americans for demanding non-gmo products, and food labeling of GMO ingredients….

FUCK THE CUNT that states: “Americans have no right to know if food is GM (genetically modified).”

I find it interesting how Monsanto (BIOTECH) industry states: “Our GM seeds are no different.”

However, ?if accurate? — how can one patent it? In order to patent, there must be a difference in someway, right? Furthermore, why eat something that is owned by….whatever BIOTECH industry… last but not least: why support a industry that funds millions to conceal the truth, and studies on animals?

Nutr related courses

I’m excited about Nutrition (biochemistry)! I completed advance nutrition, and I thought it was interesting, and rather educational; I made myself read the textbook, which was not an easy feat — mentally..made me work. advanRight, I think it is funny – when I-think-I know…I learn how little my knowledge base is, and how much more there is to learn…I guess that is what keeps me active (motivated), and I evolve. I have no real complaints about nutrition related courses; however, I am somewhat disappointed when idiots get a curve for not attending class..or failing to put an effort…our field of nutrition (dietetics) is flooded with bad dietitians or wannabe nutritional professionals, and this is the contributing factor (allowing idiots to surpass); I don’t want to be disrespectful, but what the fuck!? Anyway: I enjoyed learning about how vitamins/minerals work in the body — oddly enough, I am leaning toward biochemistry…I find the subject to be interesting. Furthermore, I find we (as health majors) could really use some more biochemistry knowledge — exercise science majors (especially) — add this course to the curriculum — but it should be comprehensive (not intimating); I meet too many exercise physiologist who lack the basics, (and I think it is the lack of knowledge on metabolism)dietetics_sky_is_the. Sincerely, I think USA (universities/colleges) need to reconsider HOW students are taught and WHO instructs a course — I am not impressed with how health majors are handled — students need interaction when completing natural science-base-courses. I learned a lot from natural-science-courses…however, in the last (two years)..I started to learn (and finally pulled info) from nutrition related courses. Again, we need more chemistry — I dislike the MNT courses…it is blind (information is not supported). I think my professors (experiences as a RD) really helped when instructing — it makes more sense, you know? I recall when creating a nutrition plan for a cancer patient…it was god awful. I thought, what the fuck? How the hell is this clear? Therefore: I went online and tried to connect with cancer patients — watched online videos to see (what does a cancer pt ingest). Finally, I came to the realization — cancer patients are human with different needs…furthermore, drugs (neurological issues) may play a role in appetite, and etc. Regardless, I find there is always a system/approach that should be implemented/applied. Anyway: I think new comers to the dietetic major totally miss that aspect, and I want to get the real world experience. GUESS WHAT: I did — my father was diagnosed with cancer…and a survivor!