Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


1. Who is a Registered Dietitian?

A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food management, completed pre-professional experience of not less than 900 hours, and has passed a national registration exam. An individual who has met these criteria uses the credential “RD.”

2. What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?

MNT is nutritional diagnostic, therapy, and counseling services for the purpose of disease management, which are furnished by a registered dietitian or nutritional professional. MNT is one specific type of nutrition care among other nutritional services provided by registered dietitans.

3. What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculated number that describes a person’s weight in relation to height. This number is determined by dividing weight (in kilograms) by height (in meters squared). The desirable BMI range is 18.5 to 24.9.

4. Links:

American Dietetic Association

Weight Control Information Network

Health Finder Society for Nutrition Education

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