Nutrition Experts in Washington State



A registered dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

• Earned a bachelor's degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
• Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
• Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
• Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

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Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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The Washington State Academy is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Our members serve the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. We are our state's food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Heather Watkins, RD, CD, CNSC (2020-21 Washington State President)
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