Louisiana's Nutrition Experts


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Welcome to Louisiana Dietetic Association (LDA)

We are an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. We are a professional organization representing over 1000 dietetic nutrition experts throughout the state of Louisiana.

What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?

Check out this video from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

Dietitians are individuals who have:

  • Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Completed continuing professional education requirement A RD can hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition or diabetes education.

Where do Registered Dietitians work?

  • Schools
  • Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes
  • Research Centers
  • Private Practice
  • Wellness Centers
  • Business and Industry
  • Food Companies
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