Lori grew up on Long Island and attended Oneonta State College in upstate New York. There, she received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics. After graduating from Oneonta, she attended Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she received her Masters of Science in Nutrition Issues and Food Policy. She then went to Tulane University in New Orleans and completed her internship to become a Registered Dietitian. Lori became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness based out of Miami, Florida. She has been working in the nutrition field since 1996. Her company is May I Health You, LLC and can offer you, your family or your business many options to improve your lifestyle through nutrition and fitness. At May I Health You, LLC, they believe that nutrition and fitness go hand in hand. Health is the state or condition of being physically sound, which comes as a result of exercise and proper nutrition.
How Is an RD Different Than a Nutritionist?
The “RD” 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.
Some RDs may call themselves “nutritionists,” but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The definition and requirements for the term “nutritionist” vary. Some states have licensure laws that define the scope of practice for someone using the designation “nutritionist,” but in other states, virtually anyone can call him- or herself a “nutritionist” regardless of education or training.
Individuals with the RD 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 registration examination—in addition to maintaining continuing education requirements for recertification.
Do registered dietitians treat healthy people?
Yes. Registered dietitians help people learn about staying healthy and selecting the right foods. They are your most credible and reliable source of accurate nutrition information. Balance, variety, and moderation are the keys to healthful eating. A registered dietitian can help you find a total eating plan that works for you and your lifestyle.