Patient Care

Patient care

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics works to support and empower RDNs and DTRs to provide the best possible care for patients as they move toward improved health and wellness.

Medical Nutrition Therapy is an essential component of comprehensive health care. It is an application of the Nutrition Care Process, a systematic approach to providing high-quality nutrition care in clinical settings that focuses on the management of diseases. RDNs can help patients with many different conditions and illnesses improve their health by receiving medical nutrition therapy.

The Scope of Practice in nutrition and dietetics encompasses the range of roles, activities, and regulations within which nutrition and dietetics practitioners perform. For credentialed practitioners, scope of practice is typically established within the practice and interpreted and controlled by the agency or board that regulates the practice of the profession in a given state.