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Ten steps to practicing as a registered dietitian in the USA

LCheadshot1.jpgLuke Corey is a performance dietitian at EXOS – Athletes’ Performance Institute in Rochester, Minnesota. He moved to the United States in March 2014, after working for four years as a private practice dietitian in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He wrote and passed the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam soon after moving to the USA. You can reach Luke at or on Twitter @LukeCoreyRD.

Moving to another country can be a daunting process. Worrying about whether your designation as a registered dietitian is recognized and how you go about ensuring you can legally practice makes it even more unsettling. The time and effort you put into achieving this career – including many years of school and an unpaid internship – may all be for not if the country you are moving to doesn’t recognize your designation. Could you imagine having to start all over again? continue reading

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