NUTRITION WITHOUT COMPETITION: DIETITIANS COLLABORATING TO IMPROVE CLIENT OUTCOMES
Comparison syndrome takes over when we see someone else succeeding in their practice or on social media, and we wish we could have what they have. What if instead of seeing a fellow RD as competition, we could see a collaborative partner? In the MD world, a GP doctor will refer out to a GI specialist if their patient has digestion issues…it’s the norm! Referrals as in this example must happen more often in the RD space, particularly as we continue to niche down into our own specialties…referrals like this will be necessary! Collaborating with fellow RDs is the future. Adopting a collaborative rather than competitive mindset is the key!
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the notion of collaboration and its impact on the world of the RD.
Identify your uniqueness & zones of genius/excellence.
Identify a complementary collaboration partner.
Develop 3 ways to successfully collaborate with fellow RDs.
Celestina Brunetti, the founder of Wellness Cucina, is a chef & registered dietitian. She has worked in several fine dining & Michelin-rated restaurants in NYC & Las Vegas. After culinary school, she became an RD, worked in hospitals, created cooking classes & instructional videos for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, taught 4th year medical students culinary nutrition at the University of New Mexico, and personal-cheffed for professional athletes, busy families, and people with specialized nutritional needs.
Her passion is teaching people that healthy & delicious can not only be in the same sentence, but also on the same plate! If you teach the cooking skills behind a recipe, rather than just give someone a recipe. they’ll be set up for long-term success! If you learn to enjoy a variety of foods…the "good for you" part falls into place. Blending her knowledge of cooking & nutrition she created a culinary resource library for RDs & their clients, so that they can gain confidence in the kitchen and come together as a collaborative community.
In her downtime you can find her running with her dog, snowboarding with her husband, or on the hunt for an amazing cup of coffee.