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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?
  2. How does a Registered Dietitian differ from a nutritionist?
  3. Who reviews my diet?
  4. What is the benefit of having a Registered Dietitian review your diet?
  5. What are the benefits of healthier eating?
  6. Who could benefit from My Dietitian?
  7. How do I obtain the best results using My Dietitian?
  8. Why is exercise, sleep and stress tracked?
  • What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?

    Registered Dietitians have completed a 4-year degree from a nutrition program accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. All Registered Dietitians have also completed a supervised internship, passed a rigorous credentialing exam, and must maintain continuing education and adhere to a code of ethics to maintain the RD status.

  • How does a Registered Dietitian differ from a nutritionist?

    Registered dietitians are highly educated and skilled nutritionists. However, the term ‘nutritionist’ is not as well regulated. A nutritionist may have a degree in nutrition, and (often) may not. While there are some nutritionists who teach evidence-based (and scientifically-validated) information, many do not. It is difficult to validate the credentials of a nutritionist, but quite simple to validate the education, experience and skills of Registered Dietitians. In many states anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist, even if they have never taken a class in nutrition from an accredidted university. MyDietitian only employs Registered Dietitians – the premier source for evidence-based diet and nutrition information.

  • Who reviews my diet?

    Registered Dietitians will review your diet and make suggestions, provied evidence-based nutrition information and encouragement to help you make improvements and changes to create a healthier diet and lifestyle.

  • What is the benefit of having a Registered Dietitian review your diet?

    Diet plays a role in many aspects of your life. A good diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. Most people report better sleep and increased energy with a healthier diet. Registered Dietitians are one of the best authorities in providing evidence-based nutrition information. They are also specifically trained and have lots of successful experience in working with clients to improve and make healthy changes to thier diets and lifestyle.

  • What are the benefits of healthier eating?

    Diet plays a role in many aspects of your life. A good diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. Most people report better sleep and increased energy with a healthier diet.

  • Who could benefit from My Dietitian?

    There are many who could benefit from better eating through easy accountability and the professional review that My Dietitian offers. Most people feel better, sleep better, have increased energy and better health with a healthy diet. Healthy eating and ideal weight can often help or reduce the risk off, diabetes, prediabetes developing into diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, joint pain, low back pain and poor sleep and sleep apnea.

  • How do I obtain the best results using My Dietitian?

    Recording all food and beverage intake will help your dietitian know how to properly review your diet. Being completely honest. By meeting exercise goals. By getting adequate sleep and participating in stress reduction activity daily. Description of the pictures and details that may not be obvious can greatly improve the feedback your dietitian gives.

  • Why is exercise, sleep and stress tracked?

    A healthy diet, proper exercise, good sleep and reducing stress has been shown to all work together to help the body obtain optimal health and well being.