Registered Dietitians and COVID19
While California continues under emergency orders due to COVID-19, the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CA Academy) wanted to share some important information with you about the critical roles Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) have been playing throughout this pandemic. The vital services California RDNs provide include everything from medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for COVID ICU patients (see the attached document for more details) and communicating nutrition information in new ways (e.g. telehealth) to ensuring nutritious school meals are served to students while schools are closed and educating the public on things like how to decrease food waste to minimize grocery store visits. We hope you find this information about our work with COVID patients in the ICU insightful.