NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester


Formerly Lawrence Hospital

Why Choose A Registered Dietitian

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A registered dietitian (RD) is the most credible source for nutrition information. RDs are known as the “nutritionexperts” who follow Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) guidelines to provide the most comprehensive and individualized care to improve health and quality of life. MNT includes a thorough nutrition assessment, planning and implementing a nutrition intervention using evidence-based nutrition guidelines, and monitoring and evaluating an individual’s progress over subsequent visits.

  • Bachelor's degree with coursework approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Complete an accredited, supervised practice program
  • Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration   
  • Complete continuing professional education requirements to maintain registration