I am proud to be an RDN LDN.
When I was 17 I pondered what I would study in college. I started as a Psychology Major at Tulane, then started taking Food and Nutrition Courses at St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans. I became impatient with my coursework- I couldn't wait to begin my training in Nutrition and transferred to the University of Florida Gainesville to pursue my life long dream of teaching people about Nutrition, Health and Wellness.
As an RDN LDN of 34 years- I find joy in every client that I work with. Consider whether working with an RDN like me is the right fit for you to be all you can be.
For many people, turning to the internet is one way to find Nutrition Information and Weight Loss Ideas but with an internet full of misinformation and some "professionals" with little, if any, formal education in nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to seek their healthy eating information from educated, trained and qualified nutrition experts – registered dietitian nutritionists.
"Whether it's weight loss, functional foods, food allergies or menu and food labels, nutrition is one of the hottest topics in the country today," said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson Lauri Wright.
"Just like seeking a doctor's advice when looking for medical information, it is vital that consumers understand the importance of where they get their nutrition information. Misinformation from individuals who are uneducated, untrained or unqualified in nutrition can, at the least, be a waste of time, and at the worst be fatal."
That's why it is essential for consumers to look and ask for a registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, when seeking accurate, safe and timely nutrition information they can trust,
A registered dietitian nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:
Registered dietitian nutritionists are involved in virtually every area where food and nutrition play a role," Wright said. "In additional to clinical and hospital settings, RDNs work in fitness and weight loss centers, grocery stores, school cafeterias, universities and professional sports teams.
There is no magic bullet or one-size-fits-all approach to healthy eating. After meeting with consumers on an individual basis to learn about specific tastes, lifestyle needs and health concerns, RDNs will use their expertise to develop a personalized lifestyle plan consumers can stick with to meet their goals,
All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The Academy's Board of Directors and Commission on Dietetic Registration have determined that those who hold the credential registered dietitian (RD) may optionally use "registered dietitian nutritionist" (RDN) instead. The two credentials have identical meanings.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
As an RDN, I am proud to offer Nutrition Counseling to adults, children and teens. I work in person and over the internet. I educate and train my clients to meet their nutrition goals to the best of their ability.
Wouldn't you love the expert advice of a Nutritionist- your Nutrition Coach with the education and skills behind them?
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To your health!
Nancy Cohen, RDN, LDN
Nutritionist, Dietitian & Energy Worker