Rita Faycurry, RD, LDN
NSAND board member position – membership
Works at: FAYnutrition, LLC
Hobbies: playing tennis, gardening, and nutrition
What do you do in the field of dietetics?
I am owner my own corporation called FAYnutrition LLC. I see patients with various reasons such as diabetes, weight loss, eating disorders, and vegetarian diet education.
Did you always know you wanted to be a dietitian?
Yes, I was 15yrs. I knew I wanted to be a dietitian when I met a dietitian who came by my grandfather’s bedside at the hospital where he was admitted for high blood pressure and CKD stage 5. I was fascinated by her knowledge and advice for my grandfather. My whole family adopted a (low sodium) healthier lifestyle as to prevent this disease from happening to us.
Where did you complete your internship?
Is there a nutrition related topic you wish you knew more about?
I love every nutrition related topic and feel that there is always something new to learn and read about. That’s the way this profession is and that’s what I love about it!
Are you a member of any Dietetics Practice Group (DPG) or member interest group (MIG)?
I am a member of the Weight Management Practice Group and the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetics Practice Group
Name one thing an RDN could do to benefit the dietetics profession in general.
Become a preceptor
We loved that Rita feels this way about the dietetics profession! It is certainly important that more RD’s become preceptors.What a timely suggestion for this #PreceptorMonth #BecomeaPreceptor
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