March is National Nutrition Month. Read on to meet Rachel Swanson, one of the fantastic Registered Dietitians at CHC, Inc.!
– What inspired you to become a Registered Dietician?
Once I saw how much better we could all feel when eating well, I was sold! I have worked with so many folks that -with a little bit of nutrition guidance, have made remarkable changes in how they live their lives.
– What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food has to be any kind of homemade pizza-it’s delicious and a family event at my house.
– Can you briefly describe your favorite recipe?
I always keep the ingredients for this on hand for a quick and easy week night supper- tortellini, chicken, pesto and sun dried tomatoes. Just toss it all together and it’s ready in no time!
– What is one general tip you would give to someone looking to improve their diet?
Keep it simple…eating doesn’t have to be so complicated!
– If you were stranded on an island, what is one food/beverage you’d want unlimited supply of?
I would need to have peanut butter…and chocolate.
– What does National Nutrition Month mean to you?
NNM is a great time to remind people to give some thought to what and how they eat. It can really help get many of us on track with making a few healthier choices.
– What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is translating the ‘science’ of nutrition into helping people make everyday choices that will work for them.