By Carolyn O’Neil, for the AJC
Ever been out to dinner with a dietitian? I must confess, sometimes it can be a lesson in best practices for becoming a high maintenance customer — reminiscent of the deli scene in the 1980s hit movie “When Harry Met Sally…” when the character Sally was very particular about her order for pie à la mode: “I’d like the pie heated, and I don’t want the ice cream on top. I want it on the side. And I’d like strawberry instead of vanilla, if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream, but only if it’s real. If it’s out of a can, then nothing.”
You’ve got to admit that Sally knew what she wanted and was very specific about the details.
I’m a registered dietitian and attempt to eat as healthfully as possible and share guidance on the topic in this column.
But while dining out during the American Dietetic Association’s annual conference in Denver, I was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm of my nutrition-minded colleagues as they