Q: What is the difference between a registered dietitian/registered dietitian nutritionist and a nutritionist?
Some RDNs may call themselves “nutritionists,” but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The RDN credential can only be used by practitioners who have met specific educational and professional requirements. For more information, visit Qualifications of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Q: I would like to personally meet with a dietitian to help me establish an eating strategy that fits my lifestyle.
A: Food and nutrition professionals who are members of the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND) practice in communities throughout Kansas. These members have expertise in food and nutrition and often specialize in practice areas for specific needs. KSAND is an affiliate organization of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy hosts an RDN Finder that links consumers, physicians, food manufacturers and restaurateurs, to name a few, with nutrition practitioners in a given geographical area. Participating members provide services on a fee-for-service basis. To obtain contact information and an online guide follow the link below:
Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Additionally, KSAND has compiled it’s own KSAND Dietitian Referral Directory to assist physicians and other healthcare professionals who wish to refer patients for Medical Nutrition Therapy to a Kansas or Kansas City Metro registered dietitian nutritionist.
A: The Kansas Diet Manual is no longer in print. KSAND recommends use of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Manual® (NCM) which is an Internet-based diet manual and professional practice manual for registered dietitian nutritionists; nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered; and allied health professionals. NCM is purchased by annual subscription and gives you online access to evidence- and knowledge-based nutrition information that keeps you current and compliant. View the NCM Table of Contents and the 2016 Update Summary.
A: Welcome to Kansas, the Sunflower State! The KSAND is an organization of nutrition professionals, residing, working or attending school in Kansas. Affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, KSAND has 700+ members. Membership in KSAND is granted automatically through your annual membership renewal in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Please select Kansas as your state affiliate choice when you log-in to the Academy’s website. Go to Welcome -> My Academy -> My Groups.
A board of directors and statewide committees coordinate and organize the work of KSAND. We invite you to become more familiar with us through our website. Should you wish for more information, please contact our Executive Director at email@example.com or call 913-777-4532.
A: Information on licensure in Kansas can be found on the KDADS: Health Occupations Credentialing website. The forms and instructions are provided. KSAND does not have any role in processing or renewing licensure.
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
For online renewal, visit the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
After the late renewal period, licenses are considered lapsed and would have to be reinstated. Reinstatement application instructions and materials may be requested by contacting Brenda Kroll, Licensing Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-296-0061.
A: KSAND strives to connect employers who are seeking a qualified dietetic/nutrition professional and KSAND members who are trying to locate their next position.
Current position openings are posted to the KSAND Job Bank.
Need to post a position opening? CLICK HERE to submit your Job.
A: If you haven’t already, please be sure to change your contact information with the Academy. This will insure you receive all KSAND correspondence.
Go to the Academy’s website, log in, and click “My Academy” under your name. Follow the links to update your contact information.
A: A member can change their state affiliate at any time during the year. To do so, contact the Academy’s Membership Team to make the change by phone 312/899-0040 (ext. 5000) or email email@example.com. This change can not be made under the online My Academy profile.
A: KSAND members may join or update their contact information for the members-only listserv by clicking HERE.