Registered Dietitians (RDs) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have:
1. Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. regionally accredited university or college, and coursework through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP).
2. Complete 1200 hours of supervised practice through an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Program in Dietetics or an Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) offered through an ACEND accredited program.
3. Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
In order to maintain the credential, an RD or RDN must complete continuing professional educational requirements.
All states accept the RD or RDN credential for state licensure purposes.
I completed my undergraduate coursework at the University of Cincinnati and supervised practice through UC's Dietetic Coordinated Program. My experience allowed me to serve the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky area. During this time I worked with Cincinnati Public Schools, The Flying Pig Marathon, St. Elizabeth Hospital (Edgewood), Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Cincinnati's Meals on Wheels program, to name a few. My particular areas of interest are family and sports medicine. I love that being a dietitian means that I am committed to providing evidenced-based care. I want you to trust that you are receiving the most researched and up-to-date information.