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HNSF Seminar 1

Dietitian Defined The translator of the science of nutrition
From 2500 BC Babylonia: “If a man has pain inside, food and drink coming back to his mouth….let him refrain from eating onions for 3 days”
3rd Century China: Recognition of connection between diabetes and diet
Europe Recognized connection between night blindness and diet 1480: First cookbook printed and it contained dietary advice
18th Century Advances in sciences were occurring In New York: Hospital had person on staff who was concerned with feeding the sick, administering hospital funds, menu planning, and satisfying patients
First food composition tables prepared by USDA 1896
1899: First conference on Home Economics in Lake Placid, NY “dietitian” defined:“specialize in knowledge of food/meet demands of the medical profession for diet therapy.” Late 1890s:Courses in nutrition and dietetics taught at many colleges & universitie
1903: Forerunner of dietetics internships developed 3 month course for “pupil dietitians” Must have been a graduate of domestic science program Must have taught for one year Must be 25 years of age or older
1909: American Home Economics Association founded
World War I 356 US dietitians served in Europe
1917: American Home Economics Association did not meet because of the War Dietitians group of AHEA decided to have meeting anyway
Dietitian meeting called for in 1917 by who; they were also the founding mothers of the American Dietetic Association LuLu Graves and Lenna Cooper 98 dietitians meet in Cleveland At that meeting, decided to form the American Dietetic Association Dues set at $1 per year 39 charter members
1918: First meeting of the American Dietetic Association Established four professional sections: Dieto therapy Teaching Social welfare Administration
1922: Set first formalized education requirements to become dietitian Included a 4 year course of study + dietetics internships
first issue of the Journal of the American Dietetics Association 1925
first men join ADA 1930
World War II 1300 dietitians served in the Women’s Army Corps or Red Cross Some dietitians were prisoners of war and held in Japanese occupied Philippines
First national registered dietitian (RD) exam given 1969
First states to have dietetic licensure 1984
What is a Registered Dietitian? Translator of the science nutrition. Completed academic training at credential program-minimum of 1200 hrs. Completed supervised practice-internship. Passed national board exam.
What is a Nutritionist? No standard education or training. Anyone can use the term. Some RD's use this title.
Who is a licensed dietitian? LD or LDN. Based on state laws & state regulations. Many RD's are also LD's. NM and TX both have laws & regulations for dietitions.
Who is a dietetic technician? Registered Dietetic Technician DTR. Complete required academic training. Complete supervised practice-minimum of 450 hrs. Successfully passed DTR exam. Completian of a bachelor's degree as part of Didactic Program DPD program + pass national exam.
Who are dietitians? 97% female. Medium age of 43. Ethnicity-89% white 8% other and 3% Hispanic. Median yrs of experience-15 yrs. Education-all have bachelor's degree 45% have masters 3% have doctorate.
Where do RD's work? Hospital setting 33%. Extended care facility 10%. Community or public health 9%. Not currently employed 21%. Self-employed, govt., got profit and nonprofit companies.
Physicians After bachelor's-4 yr degree in medical school, 2 yr medical science + 2 yr clinical training. Residency after med school: 3-5yrs. Fellowship after residency.
Other health care professions in pre-health option Chiropractor, physician therapist, athletic trainers, occupational therapist, dentist, optometrist
Non RD Careers WIC nutritionist, school food service, public health, non DTR, food service directors, wellness programs, senior nutrition programs, fitness programs.
Goals need to be SMART Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound.
What are an RD's 7 Practice Areas 1. Clinical Nutrition Acute Care 2. Clinical Nutrition Ambulatory Care 3. Clinical Nutrition Long Term Care 4. Food & Nutrition Management 5. Community 6. Consultation 7. Education & Research
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