Dietetic Technicians

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DIETETIC TECHNICIANS SUB-UNIT

WELCOME to the new Dietetic Technicians Sub-unit

During 2017-18, Academy and Dietetic Technicians in Practice DPG (DTP) leaders conducted an assessment of DTP’s programming, membership satisfaction and long-term direction to determine how the needs of the DTP community can be most successfully met within the Academy.  DTRs and NDTRs continue to express an interest in educational resources and networking, though changes to the DTP DPG structure are required to sustain this community.  Beginning June 1, 2018, the DTP community joined forces with tus as the Sub-unit Dietetic Technicians. The Dietetic Technicians Sub-unit continues to advocate for DTRs/NDTRs, provide education about scope of practice and opportunities to network while also contributing to the overall goals of DHCC.

This structural change expands the resources provided to DTRs and NDTRs. Programming for Dietetic Technician sub-unit members will include:

  • The opportunity to connect with other DTR/NDTRs as a sub-unit on niche topics.
  • Content including past DTP newsletters within the DHCC website to help foster a collaborative community and resource sharing. 
  • A connected, collaborative community with year-round communication, specific NDTR/DTR content within the DHCC newsletter, and a member EML.  To join the subgroup and/or this specific EML link here.
  • Access to leadership, education and professional development through CPEU webinar trainings and co-developed educational opportunities with DHCC.
  • A voice that advocates for dietetic technician professionals within DHCC and the Academy.
  • Opportunities to Educate RD/RDNs within DHCC on how best to work with DTR/NDTRs.
  • A dedicated sub-unit leader within the DHCC Executive Committee.

It is important to the Academy to support DTRs and NDTRs and the Academy will continue to have NDTR representation within the HOD.

 

Worland Corinne Image (002)    Dietetic Technician Sub-unit Chair

    Corinne Worland, BS, NDTR - corinnecmt@gmail.com

Corinne Worland, BS, NDTR started her journey in dietetics eight years ago at Fullerton College before transferring to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition with a focus in Dietetics.

After graduating, she went on to work for a private practice dietitian and obtain her registration as a Dietetic Technician. During her time working with the RD, she attended the annual Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM (FNCE ®) and became involved in the Dietetic Technicians in Practice DPG. Her goal by volunteering was to spread knowledge about what a DTR can provide for the nutrition field to grow the profession.

She has shown great commitment to the Academy and to the Dietetic Technician community by serving as Chair- Elect for the Dietetic Technicians in Practice DPG this past year. Her responsibilities included the organization and creation of a presentation for the Dietetic Practice Group and Member Interest Group Showcase at the 2017 FNCE®, as well as, contributions to newsletter articles and the general coordination and maintenance of the DPG.

Corinne is enjoying her role as Dietetic Technicians Sub-unit Chair. She is proud to be in partnership with Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG and increase the benefits and resources available to her transitioned DTR member community.

   

Differentiating the DTR and CDM Credential   

Corey Flynn, DRS, CDM, CFPP

 

Education

Hours of Field Experience

Exam

CEU Requirement

 

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional - CDM, CFPP

 

120 hours of didactic education (Pathway I)

 

150 hours of field experience (Pathway I)

 

Successfully pass the CDM, CFPP

Credentialing Exam

 

45 hours of CE every 3 years, 9 CE must focus on sanitation and food safety

Dietetic Technician,
Registered; Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered - DTR, NDTR

 

Associate (A.A.S.) or Baccalaureate (B.S.) Degree

 

For Associate (A.A.S) - Minimum 450 supervised practice hours through a Dietetic Technician Program. For Baccalaureate (B.S.) – No supervised practice is required unless your state requires a supervised practice.

 

Successfully complete the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians

 

50 CPE every 5 years

Often, I see job descriptions that I am quite sure require a dietetic technician, registered (DTR) degree and credential, only to find out that certified dietary manager (CDM) is the minimum requirement for employment. I realized that many people may not know the difference between a DTR and a CDM. I happen to have both certifications and find the distinction to be quite simple to explain. I was able to take my CDM exam after one year of community college. I decided to continue for another year to gain my DTR. The jobs that I have applied for as a DTR include more clinical work versus the food service positions that my fellow CDMs take on. Both are important, but I think it’s imperative for people to understand the difference in edu- cation and training that a DTR receives vs. a CDM.

For more information on the DTR/NDTR degree: https://www.eatrightpro.org/about-us#what-is-an-rdn-and-ndtr .

For more information on the CDM, CFPP certification: http://www.anfponline.org/become-a-cdm/