The Internet is still the Wild Wild West when it comes to finding reliable, credible nutrition information. Nutrition blogs seem to be popping up daily, but how do you know which ones are worth following? How do you know which ones you can trust?
The Nutrition Blog Network is a collection of blogs written by registered dietitians. It’s a site you can turn to for trusted advice from nutrition experts.
If you want to learn how you can safely lose those last 5 pounds, find healthy recipes for your family, lower your cholesterol, jumpstart a healthy lifestyle, seek solutions for your picky preschooler or learn what to eat when you’re pregnant, you can find what you’re looking for in our Nutrition Blog Directory.
We wanted to create the Nutrition Blog Network to help cut through the clutter and elevate the voice of registered dietitians (RDs) online. We’ve had the support of the food and nutrition practice at Weber Shandwick, who provided design and programming assistance to help us launch this new aggregator of RD blogs.
We’ve also been guided by an advisory board of RD bloggers who helped us refine our original concept of the Nutrition Blog Network and continue to advise on administrative matters. Many thanks to:
We hope you’ll make a regular visit to the Nutrition Blog Network – new blogs are being added every day. You can also subscribe (so you won’t miss a single post) and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. It’s one of the best ways to know what RDs are talking about and how you can keep your finger on the pulse of the latest nutrition issues.
When browsing the blogosphere, look for blogs that display the Nutrition Blog Network badge. These bloggers are all registered dietitians and have met the established criteria to be accepted as members of the Nutrition Blog Network.
Happy reading and eating,
Janet Helm, MS, RD Lori Fromm, MS, RD
Co-founder, Nutrition Blog Network Co-founder, Nutrition Blog Network
Author, Nutrition Unplugged
Who are registered dietitians?
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met stringent academic and professional requirements.
Registered dietitians (RDs) have at least a bachelor's degree in the science of nutrition or a related field from an accredited college or university approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. Many RDs have a master's or Ph.D. degree.
RDs must complete an internship and pass a national registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Continuing professional educational requirements must be met to maintain registration.
Some registered dietitians may choose to be called a nutritionist, but a nutritionist is not necessarily an RD. The title “nutritionist” is a generic term for someone who may possess all of this training, or none of it.
For more information on registered dietitians, visit eatright.org.
Keep in mind
The purpose of the Nutrition Blog Network is solely educational. The information included on the site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before altering your diet, changing your exercise regimen, starting any new treatment or making changes to existing treatment. Weber Shandwick provided support for the Nutrition Blog Network, although the public relations firm is not participating in the creation of the content and is not responsible for the information. The opinions of the bloggers are their own.