What is an RDN?


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

Registered dietitian nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who translate the science of
nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Working in a number of areas, RDNs advance
the nutritional health of Americans and people around the world.

What are the educational and professional requirements for an RDN?

  • Complete a Master’s degree majoring in nutrition
  • Complete a one-year internship
  • Pass a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Complete continuing professional education requirements to maintain registration

Are Registered Dietitians Nutritionists licensed in Nebraska?

  • Yes, in Nebraska the RDN is a “Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist”.  The credential is abbreviated as “LMNT”.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are licensed to protect the public.

Where do Registered Dietitians Nutritionists work?

The majority of RDNs work in the treatment and prevention of disease.  We administer medical nutrition therapy, often as part of medical teams.

  • Hospitals
  • Out-patient counseling centers
  • Private practice
  • HMOs
  • Nursing homes/extended care facilities
  • Research and academia
  • Public health settings; sports nutrition, journalism
  • Food and nutrition industries
  • Corporate wellness programs