Registered Dietitian Nutritionists have college or university degrees in nutrition dietetics, public health, or a related field. They then complete an internship and pas a professional examination before being granted their certification as an RDN. They must maintain their knowledge throughout their career by participating in continuing education coursework.
RDNs help individuals make positive changes in their lifestyles by translating nutrition science into practical solutions. They may work in hospitals or clinics, schools, nursing homes, the food industry, or university or private research firms. Their general goal is to improve the nutritional status of all people worldwide.