A Registered Dietitian (RD) is an expert in food and nutrition who has completed a baccalaureate or postgraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in dietetics, food/nutrition, or food service management; has completed a documented, supervised pre-professional practice experience component in dietetic practice of not less than 1200 hours under the supervision of a registered dietitian; has successfully passed a national registration exam; and maintains continuing education requirements of the Commission on Dietetics Registration.

A Licensed Nutritionist (LN) is a person licensed by the SD Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners who has valid, current registration with the Commission of Dietetic Registration as a Registered Dietitian; or has received a baccalaureate or postgraduate degree from an accredited college of university with a major course study in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food service management. This person would have also completed an approved dietetic internship of at least 1200 supervised hours. Dietetics and Nutrition Law (Chapter 36-10B), or is an RD.

A Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) is a qualified technician who has completed a minimum two-year dietetic technician program, has passed a national registration exam and maintains continuing education requirements.

Dietetics professionals work in a variety of settings such as managing healthcare food services or school cafeterias; overseeing the nutritional care for hospital, nursing home or clinic patients; community centers such as home health agencies, daycare and senior centers, pregnant women, children and disabled or underprivileged individuals; teaching in college, university or technical schools, researching for government agencies, food or pharmaceutical companies, and consulting in health clubs or for food and nutrition industries.















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