Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ national referral service linking consumers, physicians, food manufacturers, distributors, and restaurant owners and managers with nutrition practitioners. Food and nutrition practitioners are trained to provide reliable, objective nutrition information, separate facts from fads, and translate the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand nutrition information. Participants provide services on a fee-for-service basis.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics makes "Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist" available to the general public to provide access to basic information about participants. The use of "Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist" for commercial or any other purposes, such as making compilations or mailing lists, is prohibited, as is the download and/or establishment of independent data files and the republication, resale, or duplication of the data in whole or in part.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics attempts to maintain the accuracy of the information provided in "Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist" but does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information. The Academy also does not guarantee the accuracy of any information found on the third party websites referenced in the Academy website, is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external websites, and does not endorse the content, products or services on other websites. Further, the Academy does not endorse or specifically recommend any of the participants described in "Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist". The user agrees that the Academy is not liable to users or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon such information obtained through this service.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists: Professional Expertise
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) have met academic and professional requirements established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the Academy’s credentialing agency. This includes earning a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and completing an accredited, pre-professional experience program. RDNs must also pass a rigorous national level examination and complete continuing education requirements to maintain their credential. Some RDNs hold advanced degrees and additional certifications in specialized areas of practice.
Dietetic Technicians, Registered: Technical Expertise
Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) have earned at least a two-year degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and have completed a dietetic technical program approved by the Academy's Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, including supervised practice experience in community programs, health-care and foodservice facilities. DTRs must successfully complete a rigorous technical level examination and complete continuing education requirements to maintain their credential.
In addition, the Academy requires listing participants to sign a disclaimer that includes the following: In consideration for being included in the Academy’s Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist online referral service, I agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Academy, its members and its staff from any claims, damages, and/or expenses they may incur resulting from my participation.