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Qualified Nutrition Health Professionals

Who are credible nutrition health professionals ?

A Registered Dietitian is a qualified nutrition health professional who has graduated with a minimal of a BS from an accredited university program accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)* and who has successfully completed a 1200 hour supervised internship as well as passed the qualifying exam to become a Registered Dietitian.

A Licensed Nutritionist is a qualified nutrition health professional who has graduated with a minimal of a BS from an accredited university program accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and have passed the qualifying exam to become Licensed per current state regulations.

Unfortunately, the there are individuals who have not gone through accredited programs who called themselves nutritionist. Therefore, it is important to always verify a person’s credentials. In the District of Columbia, this can by visiting the DC Department of Health:

https://doh.force.com/ver/s/

*ACEND is an autonomous accrediting agency for nutrition and dietetic education programs