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NYSAND – New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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AND – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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What is a Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)?  Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a Registered Dietitian are vital for promoting good nutrition. RDs have a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate Degree in Nutrition, completed a CADE-accredited supervised practice program, passed a national exam administered by CDR and maintain continuing education hours.

What is a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)? Dietetic technicians, registered, are trained in food and nutrition and are an integral part of the health-care and foodservice management teams.  A DTR has completed at least a two-year associate’s degree, required course work and at least 450 hours of supervised practice accredited by CADE or at least a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and required coursework for a Didactic Program (DPD) or Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP). In addition, A DTR must pass a national DTR examination administered by CDR and maintain continuing professional educational requirements.

Want to know more about the field of dietetics? Follow the link below provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

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