Why should you choose a Registered Dietitian?

You have many choices for nutrition information, choice being the key word.

Why should you choose a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? What do the letters RDN really mean?

• Qualified – RDNs have extensive training in nutrition science. RDNs must complete a bachelor’s degree, several months of supervised practical experience with patients and pass a national exam. To maintain their credentials, RDNs must complete on-going continuing professional education.

• Expert – RDNs have a comprehensive nutrition science degree qualifying them as the Nutrition Expert. Approximately 50% of RDNs have advanced degrees. Many dietitian nutritionists have expertise and certification in specialty areas such as diabetes education (CDCES), renal nutrition (CSR) or gerontological nutrition (CSG).

• Translators – RDNs have the skills to translate their expertise into practical solutions to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes to improve their health.

• Advocates – RDNs provide vital food and nutrition services, while promoting health and well being to the public. RDNs focus on improving health through good nutrition.

For expert nutrition advice, choose a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!