Hi! I’m Rita Smith, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. I’ve been working in the field of nutrition and disease prevention for over 30 years, and currently work at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Each week I provide nutrition counseling to clients who have a variety of disorders or diseases including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, and weight management. For these folks, their food choices can help them manage their health problems.
Nutrition is ever-changing and can even be confusing. Through my weekly blog, I will make sense of some of the current nutrition topics, provide reasonable, healthy-eating tips for you and your family, and introduce you to some healthy new products on the supermarket shelves. Best wishes to all my readers for eating well to be well.