Pick up five easy nutrition tips for Men's Health Month – Tallahassee Democrat

In celebration of Men’s Health Month, we asked Rob Anello, RD, the only male registered dietitian at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, to share his story and provide his top five health and nutrition tips for men to live a healthier, happy life.
At TMH, Anello assists patients with successfully managing metabolic health conditions, including food and weight issues, and is regarded among his colleagues as an expert in nutritional science. As the only male registered dietitian among 17 women at TMH, Rob finds himself in a unique category. Only 3.77% of the dietetic profession are males.
“Before I started in this profession, I had no idea it was primarily composed of all females. At a young age I knew that I loved nutrition and wanted to utilize it to help people live better lives,” said Anello.
Anello’s nutritional journey began when he was only 15 years old. While in a hospital for three weeks recovering from heart surgery, he lost 10 pounds due to lack of appetite.
During this time, no one spoke to Anello about medical nutrition or even seemed concerned about his weight loss and reduced food intake. After being discharged from the hospital, Rob’s view on food and nutrition changed.
“I became fascinated with the remarkable healing properties of food and a proper diet, and wanted to help people in similar ways,” Anello said. “Specifically, focusing on those with chronic illnesses.”
For accurate nutritional information that is both safe and up to date, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website and TMH.ORG/EatHealthy.
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