Why Being A Dietitian Is a Great Career Choice

Each fall, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors FNCE (Food & Nutrition Conference Expo), the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts β€” more than 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders attend the annual meeting β€” and address key issues affecting the health of all Americans. This year the conference is in Chicago (!!!) and we are so excited to network, attend panels, eat good food, and learn about the new research in the field. 

With FNCE right around the corner, we thought it would be great to do a podcast episode that highlights why being a registered dietitian (RD) is so fresh.

In this episode we’ll be covering:

  • How to become an RD
  • Where RD’s work/what RD’s do
  • The pros & cons
  • The training involved
  • The difference between a dietitian and nutritionist 
  • And much, much more! 

Links from this episode:

  • Check out this post for an in-depth guide (& resources) for becoming an RD!
  • To learn more about 8 Weeks to a Healthier You course, mentioned in the pod, click here!  Coupon code: foodheavenpodcast

How to submit a question:

It’s easy! Simply record your question on the voice memo of your phone and email it to us at We’ll try our best to answer your question on an upcoming episode (and we’ll be sure to email you when we feature your question).

What did you think?

Thanks so much for listening to this episode. Now, we’d love to hear what you think. Do you have trouble eating healthy on campus? What are some of your favorite on the go hacks for healthy college eating? Let’s continue the conversation in the comments below.

We also encourage you use the hashtag #foodheavenpodcast when referencing this podcast on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook so we can see what you have to say! This will also help you connect with thousands of other listeners who are trying to improve their diet by adding more plant-based foods.

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2 Comments on Why Being A Dietitian Is a Great Career Choice

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    November 4, 2017 at 5:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey Wendy and Jess! I’m a nutrition and food science student applying into Dietetics and LOVE what I’m getting into :). This is one of my favourite podcasts ^__^ you guys keep it real and genuine and give facts instead of “bro-science” LOL.
    I really connected with Wendy’s point with the lack of diversity! As a girl of colour, there aren’t lot of people who look like me (there aren’t a lot of black people ?) while I love interacting with different people, it’s hard to “see yourself” when not a lot of people look like you.

    I’m so happy to have found you! You guys are my inspiration and it’s empowering watching intelligent, strong, compassionate and beautiful women who look like me πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work guys! πŸ˜€

    P.S – I LOVE the blackbean brownies recipe!!
    P.S.S- Jess! Did you know there’s a marvel superhero with the same name (Jessica Jones) – she’s super cool πŸ˜€ just thought I’d let you know LOL

    • Wendy
      November 5, 2017 at 12:08 am (2 years ago)

      SO happy to hear you enjoyed the podcast episode!! Good luck with the semester, and rock it all the way to the RD! If you get a chance, please leave us a podcast review on itunes!

      PS: Jess is always being told about that marvel hero hahahaha


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