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Nutrition is a multifaceted science that deals with the nutrients in foods and their functions in the human body.

 A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a food and nutrition expert who has met specific academic and professional requirements to interpret nutrition science to provide for people's specific dietary needs to promote optimal health, and to prevent and treat disease throughout the life cycle. The expertise of the RD is utilized to provide nutrition counseling in clinical and community settings; manage food programs in schools, institutional or business settings; teach in schools and colleges; communicate nutrition information to the public through the mass media; and conduct nutrition research.


To become an RD, individuals must:

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