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If I were to become a RD, could I give Paleo/Primal coaching?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 17, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I'm considering a Regestered Dietician, but I know that if I work in a clinical environment I'll be forced to preach about heart-healthy whole grains and heart-healthy canola oil and artery-clogging saturated fat. Could I become a dietician and still be able to coach people about paleo/primal?

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on June 17, 2013
at 11:41 PM

No, I do not think I would be able to sleep at night telling diabetics they should eat 6-11 servings of whole grains a day, but I still want to get licensed and coach people about nutrition

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on June 17, 2013
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You can do whatever you'd like to do -- and honestly, RD or not -- regarding your coaching. If you are a freelancer / self-employed, this can work quite well. If you are not a freelancer, you will undoubtedly have to work within a pre-existing structure of control, with all of it's baked-in biases.

So, it's not so much a matter of "can I do this?" it's a matter of "will this get me in trouble with my boss?"

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on June 17, 2013
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Understand that to "earn" that registration you're going to have to parrot CW throughout your educational program and in clinical education. Are you going to be able to sleep at night after instructing diabetics and heart patients to co sums at least six servings of carbohydrates daily???

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on June 17, 2013
at 11:41 PM

No, I do not think I would be able to sleep at night telling diabetics they should eat 6-11 servings of whole grains a day, but I still want to get licensed and coach people about nutrition

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