Find A Nutrition Professional: Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered
The American Dietetic Association's Nationwide Nutrition Network is a national referral service that links consumers, physicians, food manufacturers, distributors and restaurant owners and managers with nutrition practitioners. Participants in the American Dietetic Association's referral service are professionals or technicians who provide reliable, objective nutrition information, separate facts from fads and translate the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand nutrition information. Participating members provide services on a fee-for-service basis.
Registered Dietitians (RD): Proven Professional Expertise and Excellence
Registered Dietitians have completed academic and experience requirements established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, ADA's credentialing agency, including a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and an accredited pre-professional experience program. RDs must successfully complete a rigorous professional level exam and must maintain ongoing continuing education to maintain their credential. Some RDs hold advanced degrees and additional certifications in specialized areas of practice.
Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR): Proven Technical Expertise and Excellence
Dietetic Technicians, Registered have earned at least a two-year degree from an accredited college or university and have completed a dietetic technical program approved by ADA's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, including supervised practice experience in community programs, health-care and foodservice facilities. DTRs must successfully complete a rigorous technical level exam and must maintain ongoing continuing education to maintain their credential.
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The American Dietetic Association (ADA) makes "Find A Nutrition Practitioner" available to the general public to provide access to basic information about participating ADA members in the United States. The use of "Find A Nutrition Practitioner" 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.
ADA attempts to maintain the accuracy of the information provided in "Find A Nutrition Practitioner" but does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information or of any information found upon the listed Web sites. Further, ADA does not endorse or specifically recommend any of the members described in "Find A Nutrition Practitioner." ADA is not liable to users or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon such information obtained through this service.