MS, RD, CDN
Hello! My name is MaryAnn Stockhauser and I am a Registered Dietitian (RD). I have my Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics through the accredited combined Master and Internship program at SUNY Oneonta. Currently, I work as a supervising RD for SNAP Ed. through Cornell Cooperative Extension. I'm a nature loving, sweets seeker, who travels to enjoy the most well-known food around. I strongly believe there is power through food and nutrition to directly affect the way you feel and live not only now, but in the years to come. I am here to help guide and educate the everyday person on the impact of the choices they make each and every day. I'm just like you in so many ways, trying to live a healthy life in a world where every week there is a "new" way to do it. So, if you're ready to take this nutrition journey with me, hop on.
It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle.
What Makes Someone a Registered Dietitian (RD)?
To become a dietitian, it is required to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, complete an unpaid dietetic internship and pass a national exam (kind of like the nursing boards). Sounds like three simple steps, but things are intense. The dietetic internship must be completed by an accredited supervised practice program of a total of 1,200 hours. These internships are very competitive, resulting in only roughly about 48% of all who apply getting matched or accepted nationwide. In 2024, the requirements are increasing to requiring a Master's degree to be able to sit and take the exam.
Registered Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. RD's are the only health care professionals educated and trained to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). MNT is an evidence based medical approach to treating acute and chronic medical conditions through the use of an individual nutrition plan. The title "Nutritionist" has no requirements or standards. I would recommend taking nutrition related advise from someone who is a RD. For more information about RDs, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at www.eatright.org