Elizabeth Glass MHA, RDN, CD-N
Liz is a board member for the CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She currently is the Awards Chair and is busy reviewing nominations for Professional Member and Student Awards for the Spring Meeting.
What inspired you to become a RDN?
I became interested in the path to become an RD and eventual CDCES when I had a friend pass away in my twenties from complications of Type 1 Diabetes. I had always grown up with close family members and friends with Diabetes; however, this was the first time I lost someone suddenly to complications. I entered into the field with the determination to help people with Diabetes to the best of my abilities.
Where do you work now and where have you worked in the past?
I am currently working in at St. Vincent’s Medical Center as a Clinical Dietitian. I am also seeing outpatient clients as a part of Keize Nutrition Keys.
What is your favorite recipe/food?
I recently received a bread maker as a gift for the holidays. My favorite recipe lately involves my bread maker: a cheddar jalapeno bread!
How is food related to your culture?
My family is a combination of Polish and German ancestry. Through my grandparents, I was taught how to cook a lot of European dishes. We always enjoyed these foods around the holidays as a family.
What is your #1 tip for improving one’s diet?
I encourage clients to look for what can they add to their diet (i.e fruits and vegetables or whole grains).
What is one item that is always in your pantry?
What is your go -to exercise routine?
Anything outside- walking, running, hiking, bike rides…
If stranded on island-what one food or beverage you would want an unlimited supply of?
Probably flavored seltzers. I love that there is such a variety out there right now! I am always trying the newest ones to hit the shelves when I go grocery shopping.
What is the best part of your job?
The fact that I am always learning; whether it is from new experiences, a class, or clients. Being able to share all that I learn to make an impact in peoples’ lives is a bonus!
What inspired you to serve on the CT Academy board?
Becoming the Awards Chair and serving on the CT Academy Board allows me to give back to Dietitians in CT. I enjoy being able to help recognize outstanding students and professionals for all their hard work!
Where do you want to see the RDN/NDTR profession in 10 years?
Receiving increased reimbursement through insurance companies! Dietitians are so integral to the overall health of a patient and this deserves to be recognized.
Anything else you would like to add?
Not at this time.