A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who can work in many settings, such as healthcare, sports nutrition, corporate wellness, public health, education, research, and food-related businesses — including SAGE!
Did you know there are four Dietitians working for SAGE? Our Dietitians specialize in food allergy management, eating disorder prevention, and nutrition education. They use their skills to delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community. Let’s take a look at the role of our Registered Dietitians.
For the Food and Nutrition Team, safety is the priority — especially when it comes to managing food allergies and preventing eating disorders. To ensure the safety of our community members, we train all SAGE Team Members to increase awareness, take preventive measures, and establish action plans to keep students safe. Our dining halls should be safe, inclusive spaces where everyone can enjoy a meal. To achieve this, our Dietitians review each menu for allergy accommodations and appropriate allergen tagging.
We promote an All Foods Fit philosophy to cultivate a positive relationship with food. Nutrition not only supports people physically but also uplifts social and cultural values. SAGE’s variety of stations and education programs reinforce this philosophy. These stations and programs include Performance Spotlight® (sports nutrition), Paquito’s® (authentic Latin American and Caribbean cuisine), Pacific Thyme (authentic Asian cuisine), Vegitas® (plant-based cuisine), Educational Seasonings (interactive monthly events with food-related lessons), and SAGE Spotlight Program®, (mealtime guidance based on nutrient density).
Our team of Dietitians works closely with the Culinary Team to develop and test creative, delicious, unique recipes for each community to enjoy every day. You’ll also find us diving into more detail on all things food and nutrition through blogs, social media, white papers, presentations, and conferences. Happy National Nutrition Month®!