Nutritionist vs Registered Dietitian?
Many people mistakenly use the terms “dietitian” and “nutritionist” interchangeably. Although these two professions are undoubtedly related, they maintain distinctive qualities. The biggest difference between dietitians and nutritionists lies in the legal restrictions that each title carries. Only nutritionists that become registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may legally declare themselves as dietitians or more precisely, registered dietitians (RDs).
Intuitive eating is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body--where you ultimately become the expert of your own body. You learn how to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings, and gain a sense of body wisdom. It's also a process of making peace with food---so that you no longer have constant "food worry" thoughts. It's knowing that your health and your worth as a person does not change because you ate a so-called "bad" or "fattening" food." Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD; Elyse Resch, CEDRD, MS, RDN, Fiaedp, FADA. www.intuitiveeating.com
FEAST: support and resources for families of individuals with eating disorders
Association for Size Diversity and Health
Health at Every Size
National Eating Disorder Association
Academy for Eating Disorders
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
Elizabeth Feisthamel, LICSW
Specializes in eating disorders