Registered dietitians now have the option of using a new credential, “registered dietitian nutritionist” or RDN. The new credential RDN emphasizes the nutrition aspect of the credential. So a registered dietitian may be listed as an RD or RDN. All registered dietitians are nutritionists but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. Registered dietitians have at least a 4- year baccalaureate degree with an internship, and have taken a registration exam.
East office: Monday December 24 – office open 9:00 AM-12:00 Tuesday December 25 – office closed Wed, Thursday, Friday – regular office and session hours
CONCI dietitian Jody Riley recently attended a conference at the Cleveland Clinic in an effort to update CONCI on the latest in obesity treatment and care. Hoping to learn of new and improved methods that would increase patient compliance during both weight loss and maintenance, what Jody came away with was a confirmation that CONCI is already providing what works best.
Kathy Barrows (Ph.D, R.D.) and Millie Adams (M.S., R.D.), both dietitians at the Grove City CONCI, were able to attend a weight management symposium in Las Vegas, March 2-4th, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It was an excellent symposium focused on current weight management research and applications for practice. Topics included addressing motivation in behavior change, nutritional genomics; web based coaching, effects of sleep apnea and PCOS in the obese individual and clever strategies for a “calorie burning makeover” (www.drlenkravitz.com).
Time passes fast! Thirty-three years ago, March 5, 1979, the Central Ohio Nutrition Center opened its doors to treat people with obesity and its associated conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, etc. CONCI was conceived by Dr. Harry Shaver, a family practice physician, motivator, and visionary. He saw the benefit and excellent results of the OPTIFAST program. He aggressively attacked obesity with OPTIFAST, exercise, behavior modification, and sometimes medication. Under his tutelage, five individuals, Drs. Judy Loper, Richard Lutes, Robert May, Tom Broyles, and Edward Baltes became passionate about this type of comprehensive weight management program. Unfortunately, Dr. Shaver passed away at the young age of 49, but his vision remains an inspiring voice in the Central Ohio Nutrition Center today!