Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Primary Care
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist offers your practice expertise in:
- Nutrition care across the lifespan
- Prevention, treatment and management of chronic conditions
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Nutrition counseling and intensive behavioral therapy
- Patient self-management education and training
- Care coordination
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists complement your practice by:
- Improving patient outcomes
- Increasing patient satisfaction
- Decreasing hospitalizations
- Reducing prescription drug use
- Lowering overall health care costs*
*A recent study found that for every dollar invested in the RDN-led lifestyle modification program, there is a return of $14.58. http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/practice/patient%20care/registered_dietitians_your_nutrition_experts.ashx
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are affordable:
Medicare and many private insurance companies cover a variety of RDN services for specific medical conditions.
So, are you ready to add a RDN to your healthcare team?
Do you need help finding the right RDN for your practice?
The Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is here to help.
Contact Abby Heidari, KSAND Executive Director
Kansas Licensure for Dietitians
Licensing of dietitians in the state of Kansas protects the health of Kansans by establishing minimum educational and experience criteria for those individuals who practice in the field of food and nutrition. The state has an obligation to protect the health and safety of the public and licensing of dietitians is consistent with this obligation.
State licensing of dietitians also insures that dietitians engage in continual professional development to keep themselves current in evidence-based research and practice standards. State licenses for dietitians are renewed every two years.
Registered and licensed dietitians may also call themselves nutritionists but the title “nutritionist” has no legal definition here in Kansas. Before retaining the services of a nutritionist, ask for their credentials.
For more information about state licensure of Kansas dietitians, contact:
KDADS: Health Occupations Credentialing
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1365
Phone: (785) 296-0061
Fax: (785) 296-3075
Online Kansas Licensure Verification