March is National Nutrition Month and Wednesday, March 11, was Registered Dietitian Day 2009!
In celebration of both, the American Dietetic Association’s President, Marty Yadrick, will ring the Opening Bell today for the NASDAQ stock exchange, the largest electronic equities exchange in the United States. Marty will be joined by a number of ADA members who live in the New York area, and will deliver some short remarks prior to officially starting the NASDAQ trading day.
Marty will say that, as a registered dietitian and ADA President, he is proud to represent 68,000 members of our Association - men and women on the front lines who help people everywhere to eat right. He will talk about the great work our members do in health care, foodservice operations, worksite wellness programs, client and patient counseling, scientific research and more.
The NASDAQ Opening Bell ceremony is broadcast live at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time on CNBC and C-SPAN, and on NASDAQ’s Web site at:
The ceremony is broadcast live and is not archived, so it is important to watch it in real time.
The ceremony is also broadcast on video screens in Times Square; ADA’s name and logo will be on NASDAQ’s Times Square tower all day Thursday, March 12, with the message “The Stock Exchange Welcomes the American Dietetic Association.“
Registered Dietitian Day was created by the American Dietetic Association to increase the awareness of registered dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.
Registered Dietitian Day and National Nutrition Month promote ADA and RDs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.
Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
Registered Dietitians have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field from well-respected, accredited colleges and universities, completed an internship and passed an examination. RDs are required to complete continuing education credits annually to maintain their status as a registered dietitian.
Registered Dietitians use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes.
Registered Dietitians work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research and private practice.
Registered Dietitians are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.
The American Dietetic Association’s mission is to promote optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members.
With more than 68,000 members, ADA is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
Visit National Nutrition Month online at http://www.eatright.org