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Dietetics is the science and art of applying the principles of food and nutrition to health. It's a vital, growing profession with many career possibilities. Whichever option you choose, you'll share your knowledge of food and nutrition to help people make healthful food choices. If you're thinking about a career in dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — formerly the American Dietetic Association — is your online career resource.
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Posted: December 18, 2014

When Planning to Eat Right This New Year, Get Your Advice from Educated and Trained Experts - Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

For many people, the New Year is an opportunity for a fresh look at life – a time to resolve to return to or even begin a healthy lifestyle. But with an internet full of misinformation and some "professionals" with little formal education in nutrition,... Read more »

Posted: December 16, 2014

Resolve to Be Food Safe in 2015: Easy Ways to Reduce the Risk of Food Poisoning with Home Food Safety

The start of a new year offers the opportunity to reflect and consider what you can do to make your life happier and healthier. Resolve to be food safe in 2015 and reduce your risk of food poisoning with tips from Home Food Safety, a public awareness... Read more »

Posted: December 09, 2014

Standardized Pediatric Malnutrition Identification and Documentation Indicators Needed: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Using a standardized set of measurements will help health professionals more accurately diagnose malnutrition among children ages 1 month to 18 years, as well as improve their treatment, according to a new joint statement from the Academy of Nutrition... Read more »

Posted: December 03, 2014

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Calls on Decision Makers to Integrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionists into Emerging Health Care Models

With health care in the United States being the most expensive in the world, why is it that most people do not receive the comprehensive, coordinated care that improves outcomes and reduces costs? This issue is addressed in an article in the December... Read more »

Posted: December 02, 2014

All People Should Have Access to Safe Food and Water: Updated Position of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Ensuring a safe food and water supply is the responsibility of consumers, health professionals, government and industry alike, according to an updated position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The position paper recommends that registered... Read more »

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Access the Academy's resource center for the next step in your career in dietetics! Find study guides for credentialing, reasons to attend FNCE and internship information to help you along.


The Commission on Dietetic Registration offers study resource for individuals preparing to take the registration examination for dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. Both guides include a comprehensive study outline based on the examination content specifications, suggested study references, practice examinations and study tips.