Today is a doubly exciting day for me! March 8th is International Women’s Day AND #RegisteredDietitianNutritionist Day! Woo – double the fun today.
I’d like to give a huge shout out to all the RDNs that I know (and don’t know) for all the hard work they do to help people! I know it’s often a job without gratification (lots of paperwork, not enough human interaction) but I also know that it certainly makes a difference! Thank you to all the RDNs that served as my professors, instructors, employers, mentors, and friends.
You can visit EatRight.org to learn more about RDN day and why it matters.
And since, I am also a woman I’d like to recognize International Women’s Day. This year International Women’s Day is recognized by women across the nation as A Day Without a Woman in the form of striking from work, spending money, or choosing to wear red in support. I am proud to be a part of this initiative by not working (to be fair though, I’m not accepting clients yet, so can I call it work?), spending money (definitely had to change my plans for that one), and wearing red. I recognize that we are not all in a place to participate in this initiative because of job commitments, financial concerns, lack of red in wardrobe, and just general life but please know that I support you too.
I’d like to dedicate this day to my lovely mother who chose to leave her nursing career to be home with my siblings and I. I learned more from her than I have anybody in the world. You don’t have to be in the workforce to be a fierce and strong woman and you don’t have to financially provide to be worthy. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today: starting up my own business, active in my own community, and confident in myself if it wasn’t for her. <3 Are you participating today in #ADayWithoutAWoman? Why or why not? Also - don't forget to recognize the RDNs in your life! Sahtain all, Dua