What is a Registered Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian is recognized as a food and nutrition expert! I am able to practice Medical Nutrition Therapy and provide nutrition counseling.
A dietitian is someone who earned a four year degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, completed an accredited and supervised practice program, and passed a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Dietitians also complete continuing education requirements to maintain their registration.
A nutritionist is a non-accredited title that can be given to someone who completed has nutrition coursework. Although, there are some individuals who have given themselves the title of nutritionist without having any previous training in nutrition.