The NYSDA is an organization of nutrition professionals, residing, working or attending school in New York State. Affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, NYSDA has over 5,000 members. There are ten district associations within NYSDA, covering all regions of the state, from Long Island to Plattsburgh, to the far reaches of the Southern Tier.
Members of The New York State Dietetic Association include Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR). Many of our members hold New York State Certification as Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN).
A registered dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:
A RD can hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition and diabetes education. About half of all registered dietitians work in clinical settings, private practice or health-care facilities. Many work in community and public health settings, academia and research, business, journalism, sports nutrition and wellness programs.
Dietetic technicians, registered, (DTRs), often work in partnership with registered dietitians, they screen, evaluate, and educate patients. A DTR will monitor and assist in the management of patient with diseases such as diabetes and obesity.
DTRs work in settings such as:
A DTR must complete a two-year Associate Degree in an approved dietetic technician program, have supervised practice experience and pass a nation wide examination to earn the DTR credential and must complete continuing education courses throughout their careers.
NYSDA Annual Meeting & Exhibition
May 3-4, 2013
Please visit the Annual Meeting and Exhibition web page for full program information. Continue to stay-tuned for program updates.
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NYSDA Winter 2013 Bulletin
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Photo gallery of NYSDA events just launched. See members in action at the NYSDA Annual Meeting, ADAF Raffle, Legislation Reception, Board of Directors Meeting, and Awards Reception.