I have been helping people improve their health, increase their energy levels, and become more productive through better food and lifestyle choices for more than 25 years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist [RDN]. How is a RDN different from a nutritionist?
To achieve the RDN credentials, I obtained a bachelors degree (BS, Public Health Nutrition), a Masters Degree (focused on adult education and counseling) and completed a 6-month internship.
I also completed a national board exam as the final step in the process to become a RDN. Each year I must complete 15 hours of continuing education. A general nutritionist title does not include any of these educational requirements. Be sure you rely on a nutrition professional – the RDN – when making changes that can affect your health.
My clients include groups from small and large corporations as well as individuals. I also speak to large groups on a weekly basis, which allows me to reach many people at once, and it’s invigorating to feel positive energy from a group of people who want to improve their health! I enjoy working directly with clients and seeing their progress, helping them through challenges they encounter, and partnering with them along their journey to achieve their goals. The results I’ve seen are inspiring: Often medication intake is reduced or stopped, laboratory values return to normal and overall energy levels increase.
What is your writing process?
I listen to what my clients ask me often. If they want to learn more or have guidance in a certain area then I believe others would like the same thing. Many people are not lucky enough to have their own dietitian/nutritionist to ask so I want to share accurate, science based answers to them too.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love mystery books! I love trying to solve the mystery before the writer reveals the answer.I look at the information from different angles and try to see the subtle things that are important. I feel the same way about working with clients. The mystery is how to motivate them or what strategies will work to help them achieve their wellness goals. I listen carefully to what they say and how they say it for clues to what might be blocking their progress. We try different approaches and I teach them to use multiple 'tools' to reach their health goals based on these 'clues'! .
The Meal Plan for Life provides a roadmap for sustaining good health. Andrea Groon, MEd RDN LDN, has been helping people improve their health, increase their energy levels, and become more productive for more than 25 years as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist [RDN].