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Tools to help you recertify as a registered dietitian (or DTR)

  We know that finding the time to complete CE courses and recertify can be a balancing act! Nutrition Dimension has developed two fun tools to help registered dietitians meet their continuing education requirements and save time. CE Made Easy This guide neatly summarizes all of the steps to completing your CDR and state continuing education requirements. Dietitian CE Adviser This interactive survey recommends specific dietitian CE courses based on your interests and CPEU needs.

Guide to continuing education primer series

Dietitian CE Made Easy A Complete Guide to Continuing Education for Dietitians and Nutritionists As a Registered Dietitian (RD), or soon to be, you play a vital role in the healthcare community by providing expert advice on proper food and nutrition, counseling clients with unique dietary restrictions, calculating patients' nutritional requirements, analyzing the nutritional content of food and helping patients in all walks of life to improve their health by adopting healthier eating habits. However, just as important as meeting the initial academic and professional requirements it takes to become a registered dietitian, it is equally imperative to complete your continuing education (CE) requirements for each recertification period. After all, your job depends on it! But first, how well do you know your profession? Here are some interesting stats about Registered Dietitians.     8 Easy Steps to Completing Your Dietitian CE Requirements When it’s time to fulfill your CE requirements, refer to this handy step-by-step guide. Anyone can start learning today by signing up for a free account at (the site is part of the network – the largest and most respected healthcare CE library on the web). However, because we know how confusing the CE process can be for new dietitians and even veteran RDs, we’ve sifted through the information for you and compiled everything you need to know into this comprehensive, yet digestible, guide that makes CE easy! Again, we hope you refer to this guide often and share it with your friends (Facebook and Twitter links are at the bottom of this post). 1. Complete Your National CDR Requirements First and foremost, you need to understand the profession’s national requirements. The Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR) has outlined the [...]

That’s a wrap on FNCE

The Nutrition Dimension team had a wonderful time at the 2013 FNCE conference in Houston, Texas. Our booth was jam-packed with people and we had great conversations for three days. Over a thousand people visited our booth and also received a copy of our new Nutrition Dimension magazine. This publication is a joint effort with and we’re excited about the great information and resources we’re now combining with our continuing education courses for RDs. Reading our magazine and taking the included CE course is the perfect way to unwind after a long day while still staying productive! Please get in touch with us for information about our CE courses for dietitians, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and health educators. Visit our course catalog or feel free to contact us anytime. Our customer service team is always here for you.    

By |October 29th, 2013|Categories: Tools & Resources|1 Comment

Nutrition preventions for better health

Guest post by Mary Litchford, PhD, RD, LDN. Updated your clinical practice to focus on nutrition preventions? Healthcare reform is driving a shift from treating to preventing chronic conditions. The Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) published a technical report entitled Common Syndromes in Older Adults Related to Primary and Secondary Prevention that identified eight modifiable syndromes in older adults that often lead to institutionalization. Did you know that declining nutritional status is a precursor to these geriatric syndromes? While the geriatric syndromes may not be directly tied to inadequate dietary intake, these conditions may be exacerbated by suboptimal nutrient intake and involuntary weight changes. Consider the case of Miguel. He is a 37 year old bus driver for a holiday tours company, 74 inches tall, 245 lbs, Hispanic ethnicity, recently diagnosed with prediabetes (A1c 6.5%), borderline hypertension (145/89) and dyslipidemia (Total cholesterol 220 mg/dL, LDL 135 mg/dL, HDL 35 mg/dL). His grandparents and father died before age 60 of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Miguel has “never been sick a day in his life,” but his doctor told him that his lifestyle MUST change in order to stay healthy. Miguel admits that he is getting a “big belly, but what can he do?” His job requires hours of sitting, and spending several nights each week in hotels. He eats out 15+ meals per week, usually at fast food restaurants. He was a football star in high school, but now his body composition has shifted toward more fat and less lean mass. Miguel is ready to make some changes, but he doesn’t know where to start. Miguel’s company is offering financial incentives to employees who develop and implement a wellness plan. Is Miguel on the [...]

By |October 1st, 2013|Categories: Tools & Resources|0 Comments