HOW IS A REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST (RDN) DIFFERENT FROM A "NUTRITIONIST"?
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and "Nutritionist" are titles that are not easily understood yet have crucial differences. An RDN is a highly skilled professional who has met rigorous requirements including extensive internships at hospitals, clinics and renowned institutions after completing many years of regulated coursework required to work in the medical field and devoted explicitly to nutrition, food science, biochemistry, physiology and clinical conditions. RDN's are recognized and respected in the medical industry as the legitimate nutrition experts. Whereas, "Nutritionist" is a title that can be claimed by those without legitimate, regulated, substantive professional training, qualifications or credentials.
The Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in our practice remain on the cutting edge of our highly dynamic, expansive field. We have completed academic, practical and testing requirements of the highest standards established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. We hold either Bachelor or Master of Science degrees and have completed postgraduate coursework, training and certifications in adjunctive specializations to bolster our areas of expertise.