What is a Registered Dietitian?

When you choose a registered dietetics professional to help with your nutrition or food preparation and service needs, you’re connecting with an individual with demonstrated professional expertise and excellence. Dietetics professionals undergo rigorous academic training and extensive practice experience and maintain their state-of-the-art food and nutrition knowledge by completing ongoing professional education programs.

Registered Dietitians (RD) have completed academic and experience requirements established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s (AND) credentialing agency, including a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and an accredited preprofessional experience program. Some RDs hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice.

RDs demonstrate thorough knowledge of their fields by passing a national exam administered by the CDR. Both are required to stay on the cutting edge of their fields by regularly completing continuing professional education to maintain registration.

For more information on Registered Dietitians, contact:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza   Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 800/877-1600


Do you accept insurance?
Unfortunately no, but we will provide an invoice with the insurance codes for you to send in for reimbursement. It’s easy!