Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Registered Dietitian (or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist)?
A registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a nutrition expert. The RD and RDN credentials may be used interchangeably. From eatright.org:
Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding a bachelor's degree, an RD or RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice organization or community agency and pass a rigorous registration exam.
Registered dietitians may also require licensure to provide services, if required by the state in which they practice. In Ohio, "LD" - licensed dietitian - is the designation given to dietitians licensed through the Ohio Board of Dietetics.
Do you provide individual nutritional counseling?
Unfortunately, at this time, I do not offer individual nutritional counseling services.