I live in San Francisco where has many regulation for selling beverages at schools. I am researching on kid drinks. I understand that water is the best beverage for kids, but our kids always love something sweet. What's your favorite kids' drink?
I am not quite sure the definition for 100% fruit juice. I saw concentrate juice on the ingredient list. Any advice?
A 65 year old male with a small bowel obstruction is to be started on TPN. He is 5’ 9” and weighs 70 kg. The patient develops severe ileus post op. He is being started on TPN. The TPN bag is running at 85ml/hr providing 300 g dextrose and 110 g protein. Lipids are piggy-backed at 250ml/day of 20% lipids. What is the total kcals he is receiving from the TPN bag?
I would absolutely love to become a registered dietitian. I am 29 years old, have a bachelor's in business administration, am married, and have a 3 year old son. I understand that I need to complete a DPD to become internship eligible and then sit for boards. I have a couple of questions in regards to this. Is there a master's route to complete a DPD or to become board eligible? And what is every
I have only been an RDN since October of last year and am currently working as a clinical dietitian in an acute care hospital. During my undergrad I was not the slightest bit aware that dietitians don’t get compensated for much…(only for diabetes and renal disease). I am reading up on the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act, Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act,
Hi, I did my dietetic internship in 2014 and then immediately entered a PhD in community nutrition. I am thinking about getting a job as a hospital clinical dietitian for a while (I am a bit burned out from academia, and would like a regular 9-5 job for a while). However, I'm worried I won't be competitive for a clinical job as I have no clinical experience other than my internship (which was a
I'm a non-trad student, beginning to take dietetics classes through an online program. I have also been attending (in person) the university in my area, to complete the non-dietetics prerequisite courses (Biology, General and Organic Chemistry, etc.). While here, I have been doing research in microbiology, including a paid research program this summer. Today, my research professor talked to me ab
I currently have a BS in Kinesiology, but I am interested in going back to school to become a RD. I did some basic research and saw that some schools offer a Nutrition/Dietetics 2nd Bachelors degree. I imagined the program would be accelerated, but the one I saw appeared to take around 3 years, not necessarily including the internship component of getting the RD credential. I was d
I am newer to this forum but have read post from this site over the past few years. I was wondering why I haven't seen anymore posting regarding Dietitian Salary? I feel dietitians have stopped talking/worrying about this issue. Is this because more dietitians feel satisfied with their pay or if the base pay has increased?
I work in the Seattle area, currently getting paid $59,3
I have been working as a Consultant RD in LTC for the last 11 years but also have experience working for WIC and at a large hospital. I have slowly become "burned out" over the last several years and am looking for a career change. Wondering if anyone has any advice about entering a new career field when we have such specialized education/work experience?? I have thought about going back to colle
Hi there , Looking for some help, my husband needs to gain weight he continues to lose, down to 140 and starting to look like skeleton. He's diabetic, so needs to keep carbs and sugar low, his potassium tends to get up to higher range at times,which isnt good for the heart so we need to limit his potassium intake. Im looking for perhaps protein drinks high in calories but low in carbs and su
Hi everyone. I am currently a recent graduate with a bachelors of science in public health. I absolutely love public health and the idea of prevention. With that said, I found two masters coordinated programs nearby me. However, one is an MS and the other is an MPH. I am really torn. They are both the same price, so cost isn't a factor. The MPH program is about 1 hour and 15 minutes of a commute
I have been offered a job in Seattle and I am about to negotiate salary. I am from te Midwest and I cannot find consistent information on pay. I really have no idea where to start in negotiating. Any thoughts on an average range? I am in clinical dietetics and ave been practicing for 5.5 years. Thanks!
Are there any other renal RDs have to deal with their administrators and nursing putting pressure on you to redraw labs constantly in order to improve especially phosphorus so that the "numbers will look better?"
Looking for guidance about a resident who is on a tube feeding who was just put on a fluid restriction (dialysis). I was under the impression that only the free water component of the tube feeding would count toward the fluid restriction. Dialysis RD indicates that the whole volume of tube feeding counts. Is that accurate?
Considering applying to a position as a dietitian a fresenius. Those currently working in dialysis clinics, esp fresenius-what are the pros and cons? Are you happy with your current spot? If you work at Fresenius, what are the benefits like? Paid time off for new employees, etc. Are you full time, do you have to cover multiple clinics?
Recently there has been some debate between caregivers over sodium restriction for patients in hospital with Heart Failure. Currently, we have a 2g sodium diet and a 3-4g sodium diet. Our caregivers have requested to place a 500mg sodium restriction for breakfast/lunch/dinner and a snack. Thoughts over more stringent restriction and ways to reduce readmission rates are occurring. However, with ma
I was wondering what the pros/cons are of being an outpatient dietitian at a hospital. Outpatient dietitians can I please get an idea of what your day is like and what you like/don't like about your job? Thanks!!!
I had a very interesting discussion with my friend regarding eggs and their connection to saturated fat which led to him quoting Dr. Michael Greger on how cross sectional studies being used to examine the connection between saturated fat and cholesterol levels are mathematically suppose to fail. Dr Greger cites some very old sources, now I don't know if these sources are ignor
Good Afternoon everyone! I am hoping maybe this forum can lead me in the right direction. I'm at a loss right now, I have just taken the CDR exam for the 4th time and I have missed by 1 point the last 3 times. I've used every study material that I could possibly find. I'm now searching for a tutor. I want to pass this exam so badly, and missing by 1 point every time is so discouraging. If anyone
I've taken the CDR exam a total of 3x and received nearly passing scores of 24, 23, and 24 (most recent fail was yesterday 2/21.) I've used Inman to study (listened, read, flash cards & quizzes) as well as EatRightPrep this most recent attempt. I think I have a good understanding of the content in each of the domains, but somehow can't get over this 1 point hump so, it must be t
If you have failed the RD exam you are not alone. If you failed a few times you are still not alone. My daughter used Inman Guides and studied and failed then added Visual Veggies and I added prayers to St Joseph of Cupertino, patron saint of exams. No matter your religion ask St Joseph for help. My daughter passed second attempt. Good luck and dont ever quit.
Hi Everyone, I'm new here and have never reached out to any students that are in the program, so I thought id give it a try in hopes that I get my questions answered. Im currently enrolled in a community college and I'm not really that close to applying yet, but I wanted to still get information/guidance so that I'm aware.
The Dietetic Program says that its 18 months, but I wanted to know if
Case " 69 year old of 5 feet 9 inches and 54 kg is admitted with diagnosis of End stage liver disease and Porta caval shunt. His appetite is poor. I have planned for 3 meals with 3 small snacks and + Nutrihep formula powder. Please assit me with how many scoops to be added in initial stage. I planned to provide him 2 drinks of nutrihep powder formula in between as 1 snack + 1 at b
I've been working a full time outpatient job with benefits for the past 5 years. My job is essentially telephone and video based weight loss counseling. Most of the time I like what I do. However, I'm concerned that this limited area of knowledge will be an issue in the future if I want or need to get another job.
My commute is 45 minutes to an hour each way currently. I have a strong possi
Hello. I am brand new here and very happy to discover this forum! If I am posting an inappropriate topic or am in the wrong place, please advise.
At this time in my life, I am considering going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian. Currently, I am a college librarian at a private college. At this private college, I could take courses for free to get my courses to eventually obtain the
Can someone tell me the pros/cons of being a lead RD for a dialysis company. Is the pay significant more? I believe the patient census is lower, but you have to attend more management meetings. Any advice is appreciated.
Hi, I am a RD and have recently been very interesting in the area of functional/integrative nutrition. I am considering obtaining the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practitioner certification through IFNCP, which would cost around $450. I don't have my own practice, I work in an inpatient Rehab hospital which obviously is largely operated by conventional medicine practice, however, I still
I may have a unique job opportunity coming up, but need some other RDs input on the ethics of the position: I will be working with an NP at a medi-spa, providing nutrition counseling for woman and men that are receiving hormone therapy (thinking menopause and weight gain, overall weight management, and men with sexual dysfunction). The part that is tripping me up a bit is that the NP wi