Dietitians play important roles in reducing obesity, diabetes

11/24/2013 | Today's Dietitian

Registered dietitians have important roles in the battle against obesity and diabetes, through counseling patients about the best weight-loss or weight-maintenance strategies and educating them about diets that promote glycemic control. RD Glenna McCollum, president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, said when the AMA recognized obesity as a disease, it created a sense of urgency that should help people get treatment and access dietitians.

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