A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements.
Approximately 50% of RDs hold advanced degrees. Some RDs also hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition, nutrition support and diabetes education.
RDs who are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are not only food and nutrition experts, they are leaders in the field of dietetics. Every one of the Academy's wide array of member benefits is designed to advance their knowledge and skills and enhance their networking opportunities.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's Find a Registered Dietitian is a national referral service that links consumers, physicians, food manufacturers, distributors and restaurant owners and managers with nutrition practitioners. Participants in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's referral service are professionals or technicians who provide reliable, objective nutrition information, separate facts from fads and translate the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand nutrition information. Participants provide services on a fee-for-service basis.
Registered Dietitians (RD): Proven Professional Expertise and Excellence
Registered Dietitians have completed academic and experience requirements established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the Academy's credentialing agency, including a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and an accredited pre-professional experience program. RDs must successfully complete a rigorous professional level exam and must maintain ongoing continuing education to maintain their credential. Some RDs hold advanced degrees and additional certifications in specialized areas of practice.
Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR): Proven Technical Expertise and Excellence
Dietetic Technicians, Registered have earned at least a two-year degree from an accredited college or university and have completed a dietetic technical program approved by the Academy's Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics , including supervised practice experience in community programs, health-care and foodservice facilities. DTRs must successfully complete a rigorous technical level exam and must maintain ongoing continuing education to maintain their credential.
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