Registered Dietitian Day


WHEREAS, proper diet is the foundation of good health and Registered Dietitians positively contribute to the health and well-being of individuals through food and nutrition education; and

WHEREAS, Dietitians are experts in developing nutrition programs that lead to dietary changes that protect public health and assist in the prevention of disease; and

WHEREAS, Dietitians work throughout our community in schools, hospitals, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, research universities, the food industry, and private practice; and

WHEREAS, over 2,100 Dietitians reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia and serve as important resources in helping to advance the nutritional health of Virginians;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize Wednesday, March 12, 2014,as REGISTERED DIETITIAN DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.