All of the nutritionists working at Real Life Nutrition are registered dietitians. Registered dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RD credential:

• Complete a minimum of a bachelor's degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of The American Dietetic Association (ADA) with approved coursework including food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, culinary arts, psychology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, anatomy, and chemistry, just to name a few.

• Complete a CADE-accredited supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation, or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to twelve months in length.

• Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

• Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.