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