What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)???

September 28, 2016

I get this question a lot.....SO, I wanted to take a moment and highlight the hard facts in hopes that you all will have a better understanding of what I do!

 

 

 

So, what is an RDN and what exactly do they do???

 

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential "RD" or "RDN."  This includes but is not limited to a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Dietetics from an accredited program, completion of 1200 supervised practice hours through a coordinated program or a dietetic internship, and passing of the RDN credential national exam.  RDN's are equipped to administer evidence-based Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practice.  Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose, and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level, working with both healthy and sick people.  RDN's are the ONLY credentialed nutrition professionals that must meet vigorous training and educational standards which are regulated by the Commission of Dietetic Registration to ensure high level competency and understanding of the CURRENT scientific and evidence-based nutritional practices.  

 

Want to learn more?  Visit:  www.cdrnet.org/about; www.eatright.org

 

Top 5 reasons to Consult an RDN!

 

1.  You want to eat SMARTER!

 

2.  You need to gain or lose weight.

 

3.  You want to improve your performance at work and in the gym.

 

4.  You have digestive problems, food allergies, or food intolerances/sensitivities.

 

5.  You suffer from a medical diagnosis such as Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Cardiovascular problems, etc.

 

Looking to make a lifestyle change?  Allow me to provide you with professional guidance in utilizing nutrition to properly fuel your body and mind, manage and prevent chronic disease, and achieve a healthy weight.  

Want to learn more?  Please visit my Services page.

 

 

 

 

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