What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?
A RDN is your most credible source of nutrition information. Look for the initials RD or RDN which indicates the practitioner has:
- Completed a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Nutrition
- Performed a minimum of 1200 supervised hours in an approved Internship
- Successfully passed a national examination
- Maintains continuing education to stay current with the latest research and science
Is nutrition counseling covered by my insurance?
- Many insurance plans will cover nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
- Check with your insurance provider directly or view our Find an RDN page to see which local RDNs accept your insurance.
Why should I see a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
RDNs can translate current nutrition science into practical knowledge. Here are 10 reasons to visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist:
- You have diabetes, cardiovascular issues, high blood pressure, cancer, or other chronic disorder.
- You are thinking of having or have had weight loss surgery.
- You have digestive issues.
- You are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breast feeding your baby.
- You are concerned about your young child’s weight or risk of becoming overweight.
- Your teenager has issues with food and is showing signs of an eating disorder.
- You need to lose or gain weight.
- You are caring for an aging parent or concerned about your nutritional needs as you age.
- You want to change your habits, eat smarter and help your family eat healthier.
- You want to improve your performance in sports.