What is a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians (RD) are food and nutrition experts who meet these criteria to earn the RD credential:
- complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and completed course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
- complete a CADE-accredited supervised practice program – typically six to twelve months in length
- pass a national examination
- complete continuing professional education requirements to maintain registration