I'm curious if anyone in the Paleo community attempted to become a Registered Dietitian.
I'm super fascinated by nutrition and dietetics, and enjoy helping people lose weight and improve their diet.
I'm wondering how it would go though, if I were to advocate Paleo ideas instead of 'conventional wisdom'.
Are the courses/tests focus on specific foods your 'supposed' to be eating (such as grains), or are they more sciencey, getting into the biology/chemistry of micronutrients/vitamins/minerals?
Would I survive with Paleo-type ideas going for a dietitian degree?
asked byJosh_31 (10)
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on September 13, 2013
at 10:00 PM
I am in school as a freshman pursuing a nutrition degree. I've been into clean eating for 3 years, paleo for just one. From what I've learned from others and from shadowing and whatnot, much of it probably won't be paleo oriented. However, lots of it still is derived from legit sources ... I don't mind learning and accepting what I feel is right (making reasonable conclusions, reading studies that have well-tested hypotheses and experiments)... If I had to answer your second question, even though I haven't gone into my major classes yet, I think that they are more sciencey. I might be wrong though, but I expect the classes to be similiar to biology, which is VERY paleo oriented in my eyes. You will definitely survive. However, it is fine that you might not be the same as before after the classes... you're learning more and you have the power to reject and take in whatever you find most plausible.