“Our goal for the Skinny on Dietitians was to put a fresh twist on traditional directories by allowing RD’s to have more of a voice,” saysTanya Zuckerbrot, M.S., R.D.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2010
Have you every wanted to find OR learn more about a dietitian, but just weren’t sure where to start? Without a recommendation, it can be an overwhelming process. With this in mind and in celebration of National Registered Dietitian Day on March 10, the team behind Skinny in the City (http://www.skinnyinthecity.com), the popular daily newsletter and website combining the best diet and nutrition information with the latest fashion and beauty news, today launched The Skinny on Dietitians (http://www.theskinnyondietitians.com) online directory. The Skinny on Dietitians is an innovative, super user-friendly website and search engine that helps men and women across the country find a qualified Registered Dietitian (RD) to meet their unique needs, budget and location.
Created by Tanya Zuckerbrot, M.S., R.D., author of The F-Factor Diet and founder of http://www.skinnyinthecity.com, the Skinny on Dietitians’ highly interactive, lifestyle format makes it easier than ever for health-conscious consumers to make an informed decision about their nutrition professional. Each RD has a personalized profile that includes information about their training, contact information, areas of practice and specialty. Yet unlike other directories, the Skinny on Dietitians also allows RD’s to feature articles, links and videos about themselves and their practice, in a social media-savvy format that today’s online users are accustomed to. In addition, the site includes only dietitians accredited by The American Dietetic Association, so users can feel confident that any professional they come across is licensed and credentialed.
“Our goal for the Skinny on Dietitians was to put a fresh twist on traditional directories by allowing RD’s to have more of a voice,” says Zuckerbrot. “Giving them the opportunity to highlight their work – whether through a video of a speaking engagement, a link to a column or blog they write or media attention they have received – will only help consumers gain a better understanding of a prospective RD’s philosophy and ultimately, assist them in choosing the best fit.”
Today, RD’s don’t just counsel people on how to lose weight. Dietitians can be found in hospitals, private practice, advising athletes for optimal performance, research, advertising, education and menu and product development. They even counsel people on how to gain weight – think boxers who need to be a certain weight class or people struggling with eating disorders. By showcasing the breadth of RD talent and experience across the country, the Skinny on Dietitians, hopes to enlighten those who didn’t know an RD could address their specific needs or where to find one. It can also serve as a resource for those mainly interested in reaping the benefits associated with proper nutrition, such as increased energy and healthy skin.
While still in the early stages, the unique website already features hundreds of RD’s, with many more to be added over the coming months. The site will also be constantly updated with new features to maximize the consumer experience. Whether looking to manage a medical condition, lose a few pounds or learn healthy eating habits, the website now makes it effortless to find nutrition professionals. Consumers can access this free information by logging onto http://www.theskinnyondietitians.com, entering their zip code and selecting a specialization from a concise drop-down menu. It’s as easy as 1…2…um, done! RD’s can add their name to the database by clicking on the RD sign up tab on the website or calling 646-442-3937.
About Tanya Zuckerbrot
The Tanya Zuckerbrot brand includes Tanya Zuckerbrot Nutrition, LLC, The F-Factor Diet book, http://www.skinnyinthecity.com and the newly launched http://www.theskinnyondietitians.com. Tanya Zuckerbrot Nutrition, LLC has two practices, one in New York, NY and another in Roslyn Heights, NY on Long Island. The F-Factor Diet book outlines a healthful, delicious and sustainable diet that highlights fiber as the key to permanent weight loss. Skinny in the City is a daily newsletter and website - from Zuckerbrot and a team of registered dietitians - that combines the best diet and nutrition information with the latest beauty and fashion news, using the principles of The F-Factor Diet. The Skinny on Dietitians is a website and search engine that is designed to match consumers with a Registered Dietitian that meets their own unique needs.