What is the difference between a registered dietitian (RD) and a nutritionist?
Registered dietitians are nutritionists but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. Virtually anyone can call himself/herself a “nutritionist” regardless of education or training. All of our nutritionists are registered dietitians (RDs). RDs receive extensive training that combines academic preparation with hands-on, practical patient experience. RDs must complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, participate in a practice program involving direct patient care, and pass a national registration exam.
Other questions related to Nutrition Counseling
- Why would I pursue online nutrition counseling?
- Who are the dietitians/nutritionists?
- Can I see a dietitian/ nutritionist if I am travelling outside of the United States?
- Do I need to schedule an appointment for online nutrition counseling?
- I have a question that isn’t listed here. Can you help me?
- Is my visit private and secure?
- Can my kids see a registered dietitian/nutritionist on Amwell?
- What is online nutrition counseling?
- Will I be charged more if I talk to a dietitian/nutritionist on weekends, holidays or at night?
- How much does a visit with a dietitian/nutritionist cost?