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What is a Registered Dietitian?

Do you suffer from an eating disorder? Did you know that Barbara Cox a registered dietitian in the Reno area is highly trained to help patients with eating disorders? Learn the difference between a registered dietitian and nutritionist and how a registered dietitian can help you with you’re eating disorder.

According to an article at eatright.org, “Registered Dietitians”

“The “RD” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Some RDs may call themselves “nutritionists,” but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The definition and requirements for the term “nutritionist” vary. Some states have licensure laws that define the scope of practice for someone using the designation “nutritionist,” but in other states, virtually anyone can call him- or herself a “nutritionist” regardless of education or training.

Individuals with the RD credential have fulfilled specific requirements, including having earned at least a bachelor’s degree (about half of RDs hold advanced degrees), completed a supervised practice program and passed a registration examination—in addition to maintaining continuing education requirements for re-certification.”

Barbara Cox of ABC Nutrition Services has been a registered dietitian for more than 26 years, has a private practice in Reno that specializes in nutrition therapy, eating disorders, and lifestyle counseling. For more information on Barbara Cox please visit abcnutritionservices.com to set-up an appointment today.

 

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