Who can you trust to provide you with nutrition advice? An RDN. Why?
An RDN (registered dietitian nutritionist) has completed at least a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university or college in the United States that has incorporated specific coursework and supervised practice that have been approved by the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
RDNs have also passed a national exam administered by the credentialing body of the AND and have an understanding of MNT (medical nutrition therapy), which is an integration of nutrition counseling and dietary changes based on an individual’s medical history and current health needs to improve that person’s health.
RDNs must participate in continuing professional education in order to remain current in the fast-changing world of nutrition, medicine, and health and maintain their registration.
RDNs work with individuals to make dietary changes that can help prevent diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Many physicians, based on the diagnosis of their patients, refer them to RDNs for nutrition advice and guidance.
Many RDNs work in hospitals and other health care facilities, private practice, universities, professional athletic teams, food companies, and other nutrition-related businesses.
For more information about RDNs check out AND website:
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