the what rds do series
What RDs Do is an interview series created and curated by me, Steph Langdon. It features Registered Dietitians (RDs) around the world to showcase their unique skill sets and the diversity that exists in the profession. The series came about when I realized that dietitians don’t even know all the possible career options that exist within dietetics; it’s no wonder the public gets confused. We spend too much time busting myths and sorting through misinformation. I’m sure we’ve also all explained the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian more times than we can count and I know we want to be seen as the trusted experts that we are.
With the growth of private practice, dietitians are working in more and more specialty areas. For business ideas, second careers, networking, nutrition students, and just to advocate for how great we are, I decided to start sharing our stories. The first interview was posted on September 24, 2015 and since then, a new one has been shared every week. I figured I would let my colleagues shine and inform my readers at the same time. I hope you enjoy and come back to see future interviews.
We talk about their day-to-day tasks, misconceptions, and personal experiences. If you have something you’d like to share, would like to be featured or have someone to recommend, please get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You will start to see similarities in the interviews and personalities that are drawn to the profession. Dietitians are passionate about the potential of food to enhance lives and improve health. Our influence runs deep; the diversity of our roles cover every area of food and nutrition, which this series aims to highlight. Like all regulated health professionals, dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in universities and most (if not all) of us are life-long learners.
becoming a dietitian
A career in dietetics could be the right choice for you:
1. Complete a bachelor's degree from an accredited program.
2. Complete a supervised internship or practicum.
3. Pass a national registration exam.
4. Gain licensure in your state or register in your province.
5. Maintain continuing education.