Our latest Distinguished Dietitian honoree is Rebecca Subbiah, RDN.
Learn more about Rebecca and her work below.
Area(s) of Practice: Many over the years: clinical, outpatient, home health, pediatrics, oncology and nutrition research studies. Now, my professional activities are focused on blogging, social media management, and farming.
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Brief professional bio:
Rebecca Subbiah is a registered dietitian in both the UK and the US with a wide range of experience in different clinical areas. She started her healthy recipe blog, “Chow and Chatter”, in 2008. She has experience blogging and managing social media for various clients, including Field to Plate.
In November 2010 she launched the Chow and Chatter recipe app featuring over 80 recipes from around the world; so far it has been downloaded in 20 countries. She has also done healthy cooking segments on local TV and, over the past six years, has has spoken at various dietetic conferences on social media, global nutrition, and non-traditional dietetic careers.
In 2015, she founded Labybird farms, through which Rebecca has participated in farmers markets, sold to local produce stores, and hosted “pick your own greens” and “pick your own sunflowers” events. She also volunteers with a local school garden, getting children involved in the harvesting and planting of crops while providing education on farming.
This school year, Rebecca will assist with a local school’s garden club.
What does ‘professional integrity’ mean to you?
For me, it means representing our profession with honor and not selling out. Making money and taking sponsorships in an ethical way thinking big picture and truly caring. This might be hard and mean saying no to making money but, in the long-term, you can be proud and hold your head up high.
What words of encouragement do you have for RDs-to-be looking to make a significant contribution to our profession?
Be true to you, follow your passion, and be flexible. You are on a journey, and at times it may take different directions but you are important and the world needs you. Your ideas and input are so special. Be YOU.
We extend our congratulations to Rebecca and thank her for her many contributions to our profession.