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What Is A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

what is a registered dietitian nutritionist

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and how can one help you meet your health, weight or wellness goals?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are sometimes referred to as RDNs and are different from nutritionists. RDNs are the nutrition professionals in their field and can provide you with valuable nutritional information, counseling, tools, resources, and guidance to encourage you on the path to meeting your health, wellness or weight loss goals.

Here, we explain everything you need to know if you are considering enlisting the help of a RDN.

What Is A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are degreed and accredited professionals that lead the way in the field of food and nutrition. They offer medical nutrition therapy and can prescribe meal plans to their clients and patients to help them meet their health, weight loss or wellness goals.

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist’s credentialing and education provides an understanding of nutrition physiology, medical conditions, pharmacology and the counseling required to help individuals make healthy changes.

What Are A RDN’s Qualifications?

When working with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, you can be assured you are working with a degreed and accredited expert in the field of food and nutrition. A RDN’s qualifications require a minimum of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ approved coursework
  • Completion of an accredited program
  • Passed Commission on Dietetic Registration national exam
  • Ongoing continuing education courses

What Health Conditions Can A RDN Help With?

Our RDNs are experts in not only medical nutrition therapy, but also specialize in sports nutrition, eating disorders, diabetes and more. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists provide medical nutrition therapy for the following conditions and more:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes
  • Disease Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Menu Review and Approvals
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Vegetarian Nutrition
  • Weight Management

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at The Nutrition Professionals provide evidence and research based, proven information that helps you to attain your health, weight or wellness goals. Contact us today to get started.