256. Myths and Realities About Future Requirements for Registered Dietitians
This comprehensive panel session will discuss the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s 2024 Graduate Degree registration eligibility requirement; the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics’ future education model; and the Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee’s work with state licensure. The presentation is designed to clarify realities and dispel myths held by current practitioners regarding these initiatives.
Award Presentation: Excellence in Practice – Dietetics Education – Jayanthi Kandiah, PhD, RD, CD
Jointly planned by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee and Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Articulate the impetus and rationale for the 2024 graduate degree registration eligibility requirement.
- Differentiate education program accreditation, professional credentialing and state licensure.
- Dispel myths about future education and credentialing of registered dietitian nutritionists.
Learning Need Codes:
- 1010 Career planning, Standards of Practice, Standards of Professional Performance, Scope of Dietetic Practice Framework
- 1070 Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
- 1080 Legislation, public policy
- 1.1.8 Adheres to the Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs.
- 14.4.4 Reviews and updates job descriptions to reflect current practices and the organizations needs.
- 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities that support advancement of the profession.
Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LD/N, FAND
Associate Dean, Professor
Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida
Christine Hartney, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Rush University Medical Center
Kathryn Lawson, MS, RDN
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Beth Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, FAND, CNSC, FCCM
Chair, Commission on Dietetic Registration
Research Scientist; Barnes-Jewish Hospital