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The Division of Nutrition Therapy team at Cincinnati Children’s is comprised of professionals with specialized training in nutrition. Below are the most common credentials and what they mean.
Has earned a bachelor of science in dietetics, completed a dietetic internship program approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and passed the registration exam for dietetics. To maintain RD status, a registered dietitian must complete a minimum of 75 hours of continuing education every five years.
Has earned an associate degree, completed a dietetic technician program approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and passed the dietetic technician registration exam. To maintain DTR status, the dietetic technician must complete a minimum of 50 hours of continuing education every five years.
A registered dietitian who has practiced for a minimum of two years, has completed 2,000 hours of practice in the specialty within the past five years and has passed the board-certification exam.
Nutrition support is the application of nutritional intervention for patients with diseases that affect processes such as eating, digesting and absorbing nutrients required for health. Physicians, nurses, dietitians and pharmacists may provide services either alone or as a multidisciplinary team. These practitioners are required to successfully pass a national exam every five years.
Helps mothers breastfeed their babies in challenging situations. By gaining the experience and education necessary to pass the international board-certification examination, these specialists in lactation management are competent practitioners, committed to the health and well-being of breastfeeding mothers and babies.
A registered dietitian who has a defined role as diabetes educator and has met the requirements for the certification examination by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. To maintain the CDE status, a minimum of 15 clock hours of continuing education applicable to diabetes must be completed every two years.
Has earned a certificate, completed a certified lactation course approved by the Healthy Children Project and passed the lactation counselor exam. To maintain CLC status, the lactation counselor must complete a minimum of 18 hours of continuing education every three years.
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