"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"
How is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist “RDN” different from a Nutritionist?
The “RDN” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Not all nutritionists are registered dietitians, although some Registered Dietitian Nutritionists may call themselves “Nutritionists”. The definition and requirements for the term “Nutritionist” vary. In many states virtually anyone can call him- or herself a “Nutritionist” regardless of education or training.
Individuals with the RD or RDN credential have fulfilled specific requirements, including having earned at least a bachelor’s degree (about half of RDs hold advanced degrees), completed a supervised practice program and passed a national registration examination — in addition to maintaining continuing education requirements for re-certification.
At MNC Nutrition our mission is to empower you to lead a healthier existence in body and mind. We believe this is accomplished with non-judgemental nutritional counseling based on valid and research based nutrition. Our Registered Dietitians specialize in many areas of nutrition including Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT), Sports Nutrition, Eating Disorder Treatment, Wellness and Disease Prevention, Type II Diabetes management and more.
IFMNT takes the whole person in consideration when making recommendations by focusing on how to best support one's body to function optimally. We strive to identify the root of your health problems, concerns, and emotions around food so we can support you in healing from the inside out. Food can have a powerful emotional connection which is a key focus in our work. What one eats and how one eats it ultimately affects how one feels, and in our current society that experience is often negative. ”I’m bad because I ate…" or “I can’t eat that because I didn’t exercise” are themes that will affect one's health. Our goal is to help put that in perspective so the food you choose to eat provides the right amount of physical nourishment, and a positive emotional experience.