What Registered Dietitians And Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Specialize In

Definition: A registered dietitian (RD)/registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert that can work in a variety of settings.  

Specialty: RDs/RDNs can work in hospitals, wellness programs, community and public health settings, universities, and private practice. From a women’s health perspective, these individuals can help create holistic nutrition plans to help you attain your goals: ie- improvement of PCOS symptoms, reduction of dysmenorrhea, alleviation of endometriosis pain, etc.

Training: Training typically includes at a minimum:

  • Four Years of Undergraduate School
  • 6-12 Month ACEND-accredited Supervised Practice Program
  • National Examination
  • Continuing Education Courses


This is an excerpt from a post written by Sabina Braverman, MPA and originally published on August 29, 2019.

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