Should I see a Registered Dietitian?
Are you pregnant, looking to become pregnant, or postpartum? Need to maintain health in your older years? Are you an athlete looking to increase performance? Do you want help managing your weight?
When it really boils down to it, eating right can be a real challenge. From the messages we see on TV, read in magazines, and hear from peers, it sometimes feels like our food choices become more limited one day to the next. Many people become overwhelmed when they begin to overhaul their eating plan.
It doesn’t have to be that way! Registered Dietitians are also known as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) are the food experts.
Not only that, they have the knowledge to motivate and safely guide you to eat mindfully.
It’s the work schedule, accessibility, budget, tolerances, and so much more.
Registered Dietitians are credentialed providers who have completed education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. All RDs or RDNs must:
- Have at least a four-year degree which includes a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum.
- Complete at least 1200 hours of supervised practice at a healthcare facility, foodservice organization and/or community agency.
- Pass a board exam.
Many RDs and RDNs hold graduate degrees and many have certifications in specialized fields, such as eating disorders, sports, pediatric, renal, oncology or gerontological nutrition.
BNs Dietitians can help you discover strategies to make positive behavior change. Need to find a Registered Dietitian near you? Check out the link: https://www.eatright.org/find-an-expert