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How to Contact a VA Dietitian Nutritionist

First, what is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

A Registered dietitian nutritionist is a trained nutritional professional who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential “RDN." VA dietitian nutritionists encourage everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

Some of the areas a VA dietitian nutritionist can help you in managing your health:
       Diabetes
       Gastrointestinal problems
       Heart Disease
       Kidney Disease
       Managing the side effects of cancer
       Weight Management

What is a Dietetic Technician, Registered?

Dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), are trained in food and nutrition and are an integral part of health-care and foodservice management teams. VA DTRs work under the supervision of registered dietitian nutritionists in a variety of settings within the VA such as foodservice, screening patients, and providing nutrition education.


To schedule an appointment with one of our VA dietitian nutritionists, contact your medical team at your local VA clinic.

Learn more about what an RDN can do for you from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics*†

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