Since graduating from the San Francisco State University Dietetics program last spring, I have been working as the community and social media manager for Zipongo (zipongo.com). We are a San Francisco-based technology start-up that provides personalized meal recommendations to keep companies and their employees healthy. ~ Bobby Maknoon
Social Media in the Nutrition World
Social media and blogging are powerful communication tools for those in the food and nutrition industries. Consider the high quality recipe content available on Pinterest; it’s now the go-to website for culinary inspiration. Similarly, food bloggers have created an immense amount of content for readers that have similar lifestyles, dietary restrictions or health conditions. The internet has no shortage of readers who are looking for inspiration to eat healthier.
There are many ways that dietitians and future dietitians can utilize social media and blogging, like to establish a presence in the nutrition industry, communicate evidence-based nutrition information to the public, or expand their professional network. As a student, social media is a great way to stay up to date on food trends and interact with influential figures. Who knows, you may meet your next mentor or professional contact on Twitter.
Whether you are looking to establish a presence or revive an old account, here are a few tips to help you get started:
The Digestible; a site for easy to understand food, nutrition, health, and energy balance information.