Vitamins & Minerals

ISSN: 2376-1318

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RDNs and NDTRs: Advancing Health Equity through Nutrition Care Services


Constantina Papoutsakis*

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTRs) are healthcare professionals who specialize in the field of nutrition and dietetics. They are committed to protecting patients, clients, the public and the profession of nutrition and dietetics by providing expert-level nutrition care services and advocating for policies and initiatives that promote health equity. One of the primary roles of RDNs and NDTRs is to provide nutrition care services to patients at nutrition risk, with malnutrition and who are food insecure. They assess patients' nutritional status, develop individualized nutrition care plans and monitor patients' progress over time. By continuously implementing key performance indicators and supporting expert-level standards of practice, RDNs and NDTRs are realizing their patients' and clients' significant improvement and advancement in clinical and economic outcomes across all patient populations.


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