The Greater Seattle Dietetic Association is the area’s food and nutrition leader



Why Dietitians are the Food and Nutrition Experts

Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree with specialized nutrition curriculum from an accredited college or university, an RD or RDN must complete an extensive supervised practice program and pass a rigorous registration exam. About half of all RDs and RDNs hold graduate degrees and many have additional certifications in fields like sports, pediatric, renal, oncology or gerontological nutrition.
When you see an RD or RDN, they’ll draw on their science-based education and experience to help you set goals and make positive lifestyle changes that are tailored for your unique needs. What you won’t get is one-size-fits-all nutrition advice! An RD or RDN can help you manage a chronic disease, navigate food allergies or intolerances, or address weight concerns.
Remember: All dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians!

Looking for a RDN?

Need expert support to make nutrition changes? Here you’ll find contact information for RDNs in the greater Seattle area who are accepting new clients.

Speakers Bureau

The Greater Seattle Dietetic Association Speakers Bureau can connect your group with a nutrition professional to speak or provide a presentation or cooking demo.

Nutrition Resources

Links to some of our favorite websites and other resources to help you eat well and be well, including nutrition information, cooking classes and more!




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