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There is no certification required to call yourself a nutritionist.

  • A registered dietician requires a bachelor's degree at an accredited university. A licensed dietitian will have RD, RDN, LD, LDN, or CDN after their name, depending on the state they live in.
  • Holistic nutritionists do a six-month training course.
  • Functional-nutrition practitioners do and 80-hour training course.
  • Intuitive health coaches do a 200-hour training course
  • Some well-educated experts have not followed the typical career pathway.

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