Have a nutrition question? Get answers from 'Ask the RD'

Emory Report | Nov. 16, 2020

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If you’re looking for extra help with nutrition challenges, take 30 minutes to join an online presentation by Healthy Emory’s registered dietitian. Classes for 2020 wrap up on Dec. 16.

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Healthy eating and nutrition can be a complicated subject, but Healthy Emory’s virtual “Ask the RD” (registered dietitian) helps employees sift through the staggering amount of information available. If you’ve ever searched for answers about how to improve your nutritional health, “Ask the RD” is for you.

“Ask the RD” is a series of brief virtual presentations focused on a variety of nutrition topics. The 30-minute sessions are led by Dawn McMillian, the registered dietitian and senior wellness specialist with Healthy Emory. Presentations (which include a time for Q&A) are offered two Wednesdays each month at 10 a.m. via Zoom. They also are recorded and posted to the Emory Health and Wellness video library on Microsoft Stream.

Brenda Griggs, a coder at Emory University Hospital Midtown, found “Three Strategies for Eating Less Fat and Fewer Calories” very helpful. “It was a great presentation,” she says. “I keyed in on limiting the high-fat snacks. I liked the example of eating pretzels for a snack instead of chips.”

Register here to be added to the Outlook invitation list for the remaining “Ask the RD” sessions in 2020:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 18: “Holiday Meal Makeovers”
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2: “Four Keys to Healthy Eating When Ordering Out”
  • Wednesday, Dec. 16: “Eating Healthy During the Holidays”

If you are unable to attend “Ask the RD” and are struggling with your diet during this pandemic, you can watch the webinar “Healthy Eating During COVID-19 for some tips and tricks to maintain good nutrition habits during these stressful times.

Visit the Healthy Emory nutrition webpage for additional nutrition resources. For more information, contact healthyemory@emory.edu or call 404-712-3775.