nutribullet®’s second annual National Smoothie Day competition supports Diversify Dietetics

McKenzie and Sherene | June 12, 2023

nutribullet® is super excited to be hosting our second annual National Smoothie Day recipe contest to raise donation funds for Diversify Dietetics!

For the contest, we’re inviting Instagram users to make their favorite original smoothie recipe in their nutribullet®, post it to their profile, and tag us. For every submission received, our team at nutribullet® will donate $150 to Diversify Dietetics, up to $10,000 total. We’ll also choose one winner to receive an exclusive nutribullet® blender.

As a company that prides itself on working with two in-house registered dietitians and following evidence-based nutrition guidance, the nutribullet® team is excited to further amplify Diversify Dietetics, an organization whose mission is to increase ethnic and racial diversity in the nutrition and dietetics profession.

According to the Commission of Dietetic Registration in 2020, only 13% of US registered dietitians and 28% of students enrolled in US dietetics education programs identify as racially/ethnically diverse individuals. The ethnic makeup of the patient population, on the other hand, is incredibly diverse. This can present issues as dietitians unfamiliar with the language, food preferences, customs, and medical concerns of specific populations may overlook important considerations pertaining to their patients’ health.

The field of nutrition is especially nuanced when it comes to this topic because, as we all know, food is so much more than food. While current guidelines for “good nutrition” focus on preventing chronic diseases and promoting well-being, they often fail to acknowledge the ties that food has to culture, traditions, family, and self-expression. Moreover, the conventional advice for healthy eating in the United States tends to exclude the nourishing ingredients and recipes found in other cultural cuisines.

By increasing diversity among healthcare providers and fostering inclusivity in the care system, the field of dietetics can better meet the needs and improve the health outcomes of all individuals seeking support. A more diverse dietetics profession will have a positive impact on individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole.

McKenzie Jones

McKenzie Jones

McKenzie is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for nutribullet who aims to make the world a healthier, happier place. She believes that living a healthy lifestyle and eating for your health isn't meant to be complicated -- it's meant to be simple, enjoyable, and judgment-free (with room for dessert). When she’s not dishing out nutrition tidbits, you can find McKenzie visiting her local farmers market, hiking her favorite trails with her husband, and chasing after her daughters.
Sherene Chou

Sherene Chou

Sherene is a culinary-trained Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for nutribullet focused on making delicious plant-based eats sustainable and accessible for all. She believes that food cultures and traditions should be celebrated and incorporated as part of living a happy and healthy life. When she’s not learning about a new ingredient or food at her local farmers market, you can find Sherene teaching food justice and culinary nutrition to health professionals nationwide.

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