Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential "RDN." The majority of RDNs work in the treatment and prevention of disease (administering medical nutrition therapy, often part of medical teams), in hospitals, HMOs, private practice or other health-care facilities. In addition, a large number of RDNs work in the community and public health settings and academia and research. A growing number of RDNs work in the food and nutrition industry, in business, journalism, sports nutrition, and corporate wellness programs. Learn More about the Education and Professional Requirements

Nutrition & Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR)

An NDTR is a food and nutrition practitioner who has completed at least a two-year associate's degree at a US regionally accredited university or college, required coursework 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, the NDTR must pass a national NDTR examination administered by CDR and complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration. The majority of NDTRs work with RDNs in a variety of employment settings including health care (assisting RDNs in providing medical nutrition therapy), in hospitals, HMOs, clinics or other health-care facilities. In addition, a large number of NDTRs work in the community and public health settings such as school or day care centers, correctional facilities, weight management clinics, and WIC programs as nutrition counselors. Learn More about Becoming an NDTR