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The Registered/Licensed Dietitian
Kirsten Angell, RD, LD, CDE comes from a varied background of professions but since becoming a dietitian, Kirsten has worked in the clinical and community settings providing nutrition education and coaching in a wide variety of areas of dietetics and health and wellness. Kirsten Angell, RD,LD,CDE

On a personal note, Kirsten’s hobbies include landscaping, traveling, hunting, and all sports, especially basketball, competitive waterskiing, or anything else outdoors.  In 2009 Kirsten competed in her first triathlon and continues to enjoy training for and participating in them.  Kirsten also enjoys spending time with family, friends and her animals, studying God’s Word, and anything K-State.  Kirsten is happy to be back in western Kansas and is enjoying becoming involved in rural America again.

Memberships/awards:

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators, present
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (The Academy), present
    • Diabetes, Sports, and Nutrition Entrepreneur Specialty Groups
  • Kansas Dietetic Association Board Member, 2010-2013
  • Western Kansas Dietetic Association Revitalization Co-Chair and Board Member, 2010-2013
  • Kaw Valley Dietetic Association Board Member, 2005-2006
  • The Academy's 2012 Emerging Dietetics Leader Award

Credentials:

  • BS-Kansas State University
  • Registered Dietitian-The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Licensed Dietitian-State of Kansas
  • Certified Diabetes Educator-National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators
  • Group Fitness Instructor-American Council on Exercise

According to the Institute of Medicine,
“The registered dietitian is currently the single identifiable group of health-care professionals with standardized education, clinical training, continuing education and national credentialing requirements necessary to be directly reimbursed as a provider of nutrition therapy.”

 

Kirsten’s Goal:
“To help people understand that eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive and that healthy food can taste good and even be enjoyable.  With today’s busy lifestyle, choosing to live a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, but I enjoy coaching, counseling, and educating people to motivate and assist them in making healthy nutrition-related lifestyle choices that help make living a healthy lifestyle a reality.”

Why should you see an RD?
Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices.

When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease— rely on qualified professionals in the field.

Registered dietitians draw on their experience to develop a personalized nutrition plan for individuals of all ages. They are able to separate facts from fads and translate nutritional science into information you can use. A registered dietitian can put you on the path to lowering weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.

When you need trusted, accurate, timely and practical nutrition advice, seek the services of a registered dietitian.

Reference
http://www.eatright.org/WorkArea
Accessed April 11, 2012

How is an RD different than a nutritionist?
Anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist”, but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians.  The "RD" credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Kansas has licensure laws that define the range of practice for someone using the designation "nutritionist," but in some other states, virtually anyone can call him- or herself a "nutritionist" regardless of education or training.
A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

  • Earned a bachelor's degree with course work.
  • Completed an accredited, supervised practice program.
  • Passed a national examination.
  • Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

Reference
http://www.eatright.org/Public
Accessed April 11, 2012

Photos courtesy of Blake Angell, Kelli Brown, Ingrid Dumler, and Miki Kissler
3639 County Road I • Gove, KS 67736 • 785-410-3599 (phone) • 785-938-2322 (fax) • kirsten@link4nutrition.com

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." —Philippians 4:13