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Best Secrets On How To Have A Successful Dietetic Career – Part 2 of 3


The Best Secrets On How To Have A Successful Dietetic Career – Part 2 of 3


Many of us want success in our lives and thankfully, some of the most influential dietitians have shared their top tips with NutritionJobs. In this 3-part series, the second article continues to discuss The Best Secrets On How To Have A Successful Dietetic Career – Part 2. Read on to learn more how you can become exactly who you want to be in your career by having an open mind, being flexible, and staying authentic. – Sarah

“Be open to the journey, follow your interests, and play to your strengths. Allow yourself to be interested enough in different subject areas to learn more and then decide whether you enjoy them or not. Who knew my supermarket RD experience would bolster my confidence but not be very fulfilling? Who knew my first TV segment would lead to me being a media trainer because I enjoy helping other RDs get their voices out there more than I enjoy doing the media myself? You never know until you explore and try it on.”

Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE, the Guilt-Free RD®, owner at Sound Bites, Inc.
Twitter: @MelissaJoyRD

“Always keep an open mind. Being open to cutting-edge research, new ways of doing things, and different perspectives, has been one trait that has helped me grow within the field of dietetics. Keeping an open mind does not mean you believe or fall for everything you see or hear, but instead, it means being willing to challenge what you learn and dig a little deeper into the research as well as your own education. Having an open mind has let me succeed at some things, has let me fail at other things, but ultimately, has enabled me to grow as a dietitian, a mother, and a business owner.”

Yvette Quantz, RDN, CSSD, LDN, Founder of Food Therapy Online and Acadiana Nutrition Group
Twitter: @YvetteQuantz

“Be authentic! Yep, it may not sound like rocket science, but, when you let your passions and your inspiration fuel your career, you will always have the drive to keep going. Sure, not every day is perfect, but when you follow your heart, work won’t seem like work most days. That passion will light a fire in you to keep on going. Remember, authenticity can’t be faked. Your clients will return to you because of your genuine nature and that, my friends, will create a successful, rewarding, and fulfilling business.”

Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, founder of Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Twitter: @shawsimpleswaps

“For me, the best kept secrets for having a successful dietetics career have always been open mindedness and flexibility. For most of my career, I’ve been involved in nutrition communications. From a job in the late 1980’s as a nutrition producer and reporter for CNN to one of the first RDs to launch a blog and radio podcast in 2008. I’ve always enjoyed the ever-changing landscape of nutrition communications. For me, flexibility has always led me in the direction of exciting new opportunities, and I’ve always been willing to adapt quickly as the media landscape has changed. When I started my journey as an RD, there was no such thing as the World Wide Web let alone Facebook, Pinterest, and blogs!”

Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, Founder of Liz’s Healthy Table (website, blog, podcast)
Twitter: @lizweiss

Check out Part 1 here:

The Best Secrets On How To Have A Successful Dietetic Career – Part I


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Sarah Koszyk is founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. A family-based wellness program and blog focusing on recipes, family health tips, and videos with kids cooking in the kitchen. She is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach specializing in sports nutrition and adult and pediatric weight management. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or LinkedIn.

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