Do you have an inspirational nutrition-focused mantra? Perhaps it is a line, thought or quote that you share with your clients to help them stay motivated on their health journeys. We asked registered dietitian nutritionists to share their positive nutrition mantras with us – read on to feel inspired!
This week, we recognize National Women’s Health Week from May 12th – 18th. We admire the theme outlined on the Office on Women’s Health this year: Your health is a lifelong journey. It’s personal. It’s unique. It’s yours. What a great reminder as you think about the health of the women you counsel – that nutrition, health and wellness is to be shaped and customized for the individual sitting before you. Through your motivational interviewing practices, you are the expert at tuning into your clients’ needs and providing sound nutrition expertise.
When it comes to nutritional counseling, dietitians can employ a variety of strategies and counseling techniques to help their clients enact positive behavior changes. One of these is termed motivational interviewing (MI), which invites clients to engage and share during their appointment with you, and to play an active role in developing a plan for their improved health.