Nutrition Community

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
03/04/14  7:23 PM PST
What Is A Registered Dietitian?

All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently determined that those who hold the credential of registered dietitian (RD) may optionally use the title registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) instead. The two credentials have identical meanings. RDs and RDNs are your go-to experts for medical nutrition therapy, health and wellness, disease prevention and much more!

Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist near you at

National Nutrition Month® and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day are annual events created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the worlds’ leading organization of food and nutrition professionals.


Post Comment