Your Link to Nutrition and Health... California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND) is a not-for-profit voluntary membership association of approximately 6500 Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDNs), Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTRs), and nutrition students dedicated to healthy lifestyles through food decisions and the delivery of effective food and nutrition services by qualified dietetic professionals and association members.
The primary purpose of the CAND is to oversee and protect the regulation and scope of practice of RD/RDNs and DTRs in California; support the roles in the delivery of healthcare in California; and to ensure and promote informed food decisions by consumers.
Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDs) are highly educated and trained health professionals who provide nutrition education and dietetic services. All RD/RDNs have at the minimum a Bachelor's degree, have completed a qualifying internship, passed a national registration examination and complete ongoing continuing education.
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