What is the difference between a dietitian, food technologist and nutritionist?

What is the difference between a dietitian, a food technologist and a nutritionist and who would be the best at devising diet plans? A dietitian has at least a four-year Bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics (or graduate degree), has completed an internship and has passed a national registration exam from the Academy of Nutrition...

I am 39 years old. Am I too old nutrition to be in an approved program?

If you can answer this question, I would really appreciate it. I am 39 years old and have been studying nutrition in an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved didactic program for the last two years. With the amount of competition there is in the RD (registered dietitian) program, in your opinion, am I...

I want a career as a zoo animal dietitian. What would my major be?

I am currently a senior in high school and am interested in pursuing a career to be an animal dietitian. My ideal working place is in a zoo composing the diets of the animals that live there and researching what different nutrients do for the health of the captive animals. What courses should I...

I am interested in pursuing a career in the field of dietetics.

I'm interested in pursuing a career in this field. Any suggestions? Any response would be appreciated. Check out the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's home page that has lots of info.

My niece would like to be a sports dietitian. Could you help her achieve her dream?

Good afternoon. My 17-year-old niece would like to earn BS degree as a sport's dietitian. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Could you provide any information that would help her achieve her dream? Why not surf around the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics where they have lots of info about becoming a dietitian, schools, and internships....

Dietician is spelled incorrectly. There is no second t in dietician.

In the title of the Ask the Dietitian site, DIETITIAN IS SPELLED INCORRECTLY!!! There is no second T in dietician!! FYI, outside the US, many people spell dietitian as dietician (a -tic- in the middle) and in the United States, dietitian is spelled dietitian (a -tit- in the middle). Since the internet is worldwide, either...

What does M.S., R.D. and L.D. mean?

What does M.S., R.D. and L.D. mean? MS = Masters of Science, RD = Registered Dietitian and LD = Licensed Dietitian which is required in almost all states for people who provide nutrition or dietetic services

I am a 36 year old mom at home. Would it be too late for me to pursue a career as a RD?

I am a 36-year-old Mom at home. I do have a BS degree from a very reputable university. In your opinion would it be too late for me to pursue a career as an RD? Any advice would be very much appreciated. It would depend on what your Bachelor of Science degree is in. The...

I am a pharmacy student giving a presentation to children about health science careers. What focus of dietetics would you suggest?

I am a 1st-year pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as part of a project, I'm giving a presentation to children in grades 4 to 9 in an underserved community about why they should pursue a career in the health sciences. For this particular presentation, we are focusing on four careers:...

My daughter is a nutrition major. Is it a good field for the future?

I just spoke with my 21-year-old daughter who is a nutrition major at Ohio University. She is beginning her sophomore year and is wondering if she should do a dietitian major or I think it was a nutrition major that had higher levels of sciences involved. I think eventually she would like to mix...