10/16/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/16/2019 10:02
It's no secret that good nutrition is part of good health. But just how important is eating right in the big picture? That question can be answered by looking at the flipside: Having poor eating habits along with a sedentary lifestyle is a leading driver of chronic diseases and death.
That's according to the organizers of World Food Day, which is Oct. 16. This global awareness event is about taking action to make healthy diets available to everyone. In honor of that worthy cause, we're focusing on the role nutrition experts can play in making healthy eating happen in your home.
Why a nutrition expert?
Eat this, don't eat that. This food is bad for you; no it's not. Simply put, eating right is often easier said than done. And it doesn't help that nutrition headlines often contain confusing and questionable advice.
Many of us may need help figuring out what and how much food to put on our plates. A nutrition expert, such as a registered dietitian or nutritionist, can help.
These healthcare professionals will work with you one-on-one, typically at a hospital or health clinic. They can tailor advice to help you reach your goals. For instance, you may learn to:
5 reasons to see a nutrition expert
General nutrition advice is valuable, but you may need specific dietary information because of a health condition or a wellness objective you have. For example, a nutritionist or dietitian may help you:
Ask your doctor if you could benefit from working with a dietitian or nutritionist and how to connect with one.
Good nutrition on the go
It can be tough to make healthy eating choices when you're traveling. These tips help make it easier.