Conversation 10: The Story, Journey and Passion of Registered Dietitian, Beth Sloan RD, LDN
“To convince dietitians to be preceptors is one thing and I think we that we need to really come together as a profession and really look at what is important and how are we educating our future dietitians and is this model working? And if this model is not working, how can we change that? ” - Beth Sloan, RD, LDN
My conversation today is with Beth Sloan, MS, RD, LDN
Beth Sloan is a registered dietitian I was thrilled to meet upon my journey to New Orleans. She is a native to New Orleans. We had a great conversation about her journey so far. She has worked in clinical, outpatient diabetes and cardiac rehab, public health and currently is a professor at Nicholls College in Thibodaux, LA, where she is the Director of Dietetics and is an Assistant Professor of Dietetics specializing in teaching, evaluating, and advising
undergraduate dietetics students. Not only is she a professor, but currently is the President of the Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a registered dietitian who truly gives back to the success of our profession. After our great conversation, we went out on a little adventure and she introduced me to her favorite places in downtown New Orleans. We shared pralines (and I learned how to pronounce it properly) at Laura’s Candies and had a Pimm’s Cup at the Napoleon House. That evening, I dined at Galatoire's, her favorite spot to eat dinner. It was an absolute joy to get to know Beth, learn more about her registered dietitian journey and about her hometown.
Please enjoy my conversation with Beth.