Apples vs. Oranges: RD 411

A Registered Dietitian (RD) has a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and has completed a Dietetic Internship accredited by the American Dietetic and Nutrition Association.

They have passed the Registered Dietitian exam and complete Continuous Education credits to renew their credential every 5 years.

Some states require an additional License in which the RD would also have an LD as a credential.

There are some online Nutritionist and Nutrition Coaching programs available for those willing to put in the time and effort to achieve this title.

However, an individual can simply self-title themselves a Nutritionist or Nutrition Coach with little to no training or experience. Simply put, an RD can be a Nutritionist, but a Nutritionist can not be an RD.

We all know that misinformation on the internet runs rampant. Anyone can make a social media account and use marketing tactics to persuade you to buy their products or programs.

Before you trust someone with your health, check their credentials, education, and experience. To find a Dietitian near you, click here

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