The difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist
The distinction is important! A nutritionist can be just about anyone... in fact, anyone with a health-related background can call himself or herself a nutritionist.
A Registered Dietitian (RD), on the other hand, is a graduate of an accredited undergraduate dietetics program, has completed an industry-related internship, and has successfully passed the national registration exam. An RD also maintains his or her credentials with continuing education.
In fact, our Registered Dietitians hold additional credentials in Adult Weight Management through the American Dietetic Association!