Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy RD Day!

Happy RD Day to all registered dietitians! Celebrating 40 years of the RD credential!

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has been invited –- representing all members of our Association -– to ring the Opening Bell for the NASDAQ stock exchange, the largest electronic equities exchange in the United States, on Thursday, March 12, in recognition of National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitian Day. The president of the ADA will be joined by a number of ADA members who live in the New York area, and he will deliver some short remarks prior to officially starting the NASADAQ trading day.

The president of the American Dietetic Association will talk about the great work members of the ADA do in health care, foodservice operations, worksite wellness programs, client and patient counseling, scientific research and more. He will highlight our members’ involvement in National Nutrition Month activities throughout the country; and he will promote Registered Dietitian Day, recognizing RDs’ contributions in workplaces and communities and our dedication to optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition.

The NASDAQ Opening Bell ceremony is broadcast live at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time on CNBC and C-SPAN, and on NASDAQ’s Web site at:
The ceremony is broadcast live and is not archived, so it is important to watch it in real time.

The ceremony is also broadcast on video screens in Times Square; ADA’s name and logo will be on NASDAQ’s Times Square tower all day Thursday with the message “The Stock Exchange Welcomes the American Dietetic Association.”

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