A Registered Dietitian (RD) is an expert in dietetics; which is the study of all facets of nutrition and how it affects one’s health and overall well-being. It is dietitian, who meets all of a set of special academic and professional requirements.
The nutrition expert meets the following criteria:
Completion of a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, followed by an extensive supervised program of specialized nutrition practice and finally passing a rigorous board exam.
A dietetics curriculum is composed of more than just menu planning and food science. It also includes clinical nutrition, nutrition through life’s cycle, medical-nutrition therapy, nutritional counseling, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and social sciences. Almost half of RD’s possess a Master’s degree in nutrition, and many have additional certifications in specialized fields such as renal, pediatric, sports, or oncology nutrition.
In order to remain registered, an RD must meet 75 hours of continuing professional education per 5 year period, and must also complete a professional portfolio with approved professional development goals and objectives by the AND.
Why do you need to care about nutrition?
Without adequate nutrition, you are most likely to fall ill, feel sluggish and tired, and suffer from diseases. All of which can be fixed by a healthy diet. A dietitian will use the power of good nutrition to enable you to lose weight, manage food allergies, treat diet-related chronic diseases, and improve your health.
How to find the best RDs:
Look for a dietitian with the RD credential, one who also has a Master’s degree, and with experience with your particular condition. Titilayo Ayanwola is registered dietitian in Pensacola, Florida, USA with proven results. She has helped many people lose weight and feel great by eating healthy.
Her company is PLATEFUL OF YUM and she provides online nutrition coaching programs that empower people to make the best food choices. She has a unique approach to getting people to be healthier and getting rid of nutrition-related diseases. Her online availability also means that you can reach her safely from the comfort of your home. Remember, health is wealth so if you are struggling with making good food choices, then contact Titi Ayanwola of PLATEFUL OF YUM.