Keeping food safe from contamination is an extremely important part of food handling and preparation. Good practices keep everyone healthy, especially people living with serious illness.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RDN credential:
- completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education,
- completed a six to twelve month supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency and foodservice operation,
- passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and
- complete continuing professional education requirements to maintain registration