Why work with MS, RDN?
Why work with a
Master's Nutritional Science (MS),
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN),
and not a "coach" or "nutritionist"?
Protect yourself - Don't confuse the terms
FORMAL TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS ARE VITAL
Literally anybody can call themselves a nutritionist regardless of their training...or lack thereof. There is so much nutrition information out there, and confusion is cited as one of the main reasons people lose hope and momentum.
POOR NUTRITION COUNSELING CAN CAUSE LASTING HARM
What might work for one individual may be totally inappropriate, ineffective, or even harmful to another person. Studies show that negative experiences can cause an increase in weight due to lowered self efficacy.
RIGOROUS UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PROGRAM
ONE YEAR OF HOSPITAL OR CLINICAL ROTATIONS
COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL EXAMINATION
Only a person who has met these stringent requirements can use the title "Dietitian". Master's graduates must conduct research and be approved by a board of experts.
Courses include clinical dietetics, community nutrition, lifecycle nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, food science, education methodology, biochemistry, microbiology, social sciences, human anatomy and physiology, and organic chemistry.
RDN's must also regularly obtain continuing education credits throughout their careers to ensure they remain current on the latest research and best practices.