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What is a DTR?
A Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) is a food and nutrition expert who has earned their credential through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). DTRs work in a variety of settings, including:
· medical clinics
· skilled nursing facilities
· non-profit organizations
· health clubs
· wellness facilities
· food companies
In clinical health care settings, DTRs work in conjunction with Registered Dietitians (RDs) as a member of the health care team, providing medical nutrition therapy to patients. This includes screening and monitoring patients, conducting nutrition counseling, and managing dining service operations and diet offices.
Some DTRs choose to work in community/public health care settings, where they teach healthy eating and cooking classes to the public and create nutrition education materials, among other nutrition-related tasks.
Food service is another industry that DTRs choose to work in. In this setting, DTRs are responsible for purchasing and food preparation, preparing budgets, developing menus, and performing nutrient analysis.