The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
Yes, there is a difference between the two. While some Registered Dietitian Nutritionists may call themselves “nutritionists,” please be aware that not all nutritionists are Registered Dietitians. Anyone can call him or herself a “nutritionist,” regardless of education or training. A Registered Dietitian goes through extensive school and training, and passes a national board exam before practicing in the profession.
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:
- Earned at minimum a four year degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
- Completed necessary hours of an accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency and foodservice corporation.
- Passed a national board examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
A qualified health professional can assess, diagnose, and treat dietary and nutritional problems using up-to-date scientific research on food, health and diseases. Dietitians will guide you to appropriate and healthy lifestyle and food choices.
Personalized plan unique to your individual need
Review medical history
Blood test analysis
Complete nutrition analysis
- Build a healthy relationship with food
- Manage chronic diseases
- Weight management
- Regain power over your food choices to reduce overeating, binge eating, and emotional eating
- Discover your natural hunger and fullness cues
- Cultivate self-acceptance & self-compassion
- Educate yourself on the topic of nutrition