256. Myths and Realities About Future Requirements for Registered Dietitians

Sunday, October 27
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom B
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149430

Course Tracks: Nutrition in Academia

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

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Performance Indicator:

  • 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

  • Speaker(s)

  • Christine Hartney, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Clinical Nutrition Manager

    Rush University Medical Center

  • Kathryn Lawson, MS, RDN

    Regulatory Affairs Specialist

    Nestle USA

  • Beth Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, FAND, CNSC, FCCM

    Chair, Commission on Dietetic Registration

    Research Scientist; Barnes-Jewish Hospital