Wayne Reynolds, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursGloucester Medical Associates
5659 Parkway Dr Ste 210
Gloucester, VA 23061
- Sentara Leigh Hospital
How common are unhealthy eating habits in children?
Rovenia Brock, PhD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredMore than 84% of children consume too much total fat, and more than 91% consume too much saturated fat -- the kind of fat in meat and dairy products. Conversely, 91% of children between the ages of 6 and 11 don’t eat the recommended minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Can food porn be good for my health?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
Not only can food porn be guilt-free, it can even encourage healthy eating habits! In this video, famous foodies visit The Dr. Oz Show to suggest ways to enjoy food and food porn without packing on the pounds.
Do registered dietitians (RD) also have graduate degrees?
Cassie Vanderwall, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
It is important to identify sound sources for health information. Not all Registered Dietitians (RD's) have graduate degrees, but you can be sure that an RD is a trustworthy source for nutrition information. Also, it is important to note that not all nutritionists are RD's. The primary difference between an RD and a nutritionist is education.
A nutritionist may or may not have a degree or certificate. They are not required to completed supervised practice, a registration exam, or continuing education and therefore are not allowed to provide individualized nutrition education, or MNT. In fact you could be a nutritionist!
A registered dietitian has at least a Bachelor’s degree, has completed a dietetic internship with at least 1,200 hours of supervised practice, and passed a registered examination. RD's also complete 75 hours of professional education every five years to maintain their certification. Making RD's the nutrition expert!
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