An academic program that prepares students to use advanced knowledge about food and nutrition to help prevent and treat disease and maintain and promote health. It is...
Registered Dietitian (RD) is a professional credential used by individuals who have completed the following steps:
Step 1 — Successful completion of a didactic program in dietetics and earning a bachelor of science degree
Step 2 — Completion of an accredited dietetic internship
Step 3 — Pass the national registration examination for dietitians
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has prepared a video describing the work of registered dietitians.
Video: What a Registered Dietitian Can Do For You
Perhaps the largest number of dietitians work in clinical practice -- such as in a hospital or extended care facility. Many also work in a community health setting, such as at a health department, often in programs for at-risk populations, such as WIC (Women, Infants, Children), Head Start, or programs for seniors. Some dietitians' responsibilities are concentrated in the foodservice operations where dietary modifications may be necessary. Here are some areas of focus:
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Linda Summers, MS, RD
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
G. M. Trout FSHN Building
469 Wilson Road, room 106C
East Lansing, MI 48824-1224
Phone: (517) 353-3322
Fax: (517) 353-8963