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Finding Your Local Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
03/12/19  10:01 AM PST
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), also known as a Registered Dietitian (RD), is an expert in food and human nutrition. Those who hold this credential have completed approved coursework and have passed a national examination. Additionally, some RDNs also hold certificates in specific areas of nutrition such as: diabetes education, nutrition support and pediatric nutrition. Based on specialty, RDNs can be found across many occupations including: different corners of healthcare, academia, sports/fitness and food service.

What are the benefits of working with an RDN?

As a valued part of your medical team, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help improve quality of life by translating nutrition science into comprehensive health guidance. As experts in nutrition, RDNs are qualified to monitor nutrition status, make appropriate recommendations, and answer questions.

If you or a loved one are in need of nutrition advice, consider working with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to develop a plan. If you or a loved one are experiencing trouble with formula or tube feeding, contact your medical team immediately.

How do I find an RDN in my area?

To find a RDN in your area search your zip code in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics national database. Each listing indicates spoken languages, areas of expertise, and contact information.

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