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Wellbeing Wednesday: What is an RD?

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Lose 20 pounds in 20 days if you follow these simple rules! Never eat this food!  Who else has followed these intriguing links online? Have you heard of an outlandish diet or diet pill from a friend that is guaranteed to help you lose 30 pounds or more? You are not alone. With so much information at our fingertips, it’s difficult to tell what is true and what is a ploy to take your money. The one person you can rely on for the truth about you and weight loss is your Registered Dietitian.

Registered Dietitians or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (abbreviated RD or RDN), are leading experts on all things food and nutrition. There is no regulation on the term ‘nutritionist’ so anyone can call themselves one, but the RDN credential is awarded to individuals who spend years studying food and nutrition science and have earned an accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nutrition. A rigorous internship, a nationally recognized registration exam, and continuing education credits every 5 …