March is National Nutrition Month. “More than one-third of adults are trying to lose weight, but few have long-term success.”

If this sounds familiar, one alternative option is to consult a professional.

“People can expect to get valuable information from a registered dietitian on a personalized approach to nutrition, one that’s tailored for what they can and want to do,” says Bernadette Latson, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center.

“People fail at dieting,” she continues” because they set unrealistic goals or can’t stick to a plan, but dietitians can craft a specific plan so people can incorporate change into their lives for the long haul.”

Interested in finding a qualified dietitian? Start with this link to the American Dietetic Association.

3/19/07 22:27 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.