MO Nutrition Resources
Nutritionist and Dietitian Programs in Missouri
Missouri Nutritionist & Dietitian Employment Outlook
According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, obesity is one of the health problems facing Missouri’s residents. Grown at such a rapid pace over the past 20 years, it has become an epidemic. More than 20% of Missouri’s adults are obese, more than half overweight, including a 95% increase since 1990.
Moreover, obesity and poor nutrition leads to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and several types of cancer. Obesity is also a leading cause of preventable death in the United States including heart attack. Obesity costs Missouri well over a billion dollars every year in health care costs.
Nutritionists and Dietitians in Missouri are needed, as this type of disease must be combated on a personal and community level. See the Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri Dietetic Association for more information about how you can get involved. Many of the state’s education programs are available on Nutritionist-World.
Missouri & Regional Wages & Working Conditions
Many Missouri Nutritionists and Dietitians work with doctors, health departments, food services, counsel individuals and conduct nutritional research.
Many of the facilities in which Missouri Nutritionists and Dietitians work follow:
- Health Care Facilities
- Sports & Nutrition Clinics
- Corporate Wellness
- Food-related Business and Industry
- Private Health Care
- Ambulatory Care Clinics
- Specialty Clinics (e.g. Diabetes, Renal Dialysis)
- Long-Term Care Facilities
- State Agencies (Health, Mental Health, Social Services, Elementary & Seconday Education)
- Community or Public Health
- University & Research facilities
- Pharmaceutical Companies
A list of average salaries for Missouri Nutritionists, RD’s and DTR’s are available below:
Find degree programs, schools and jobs in major cities in Missouri: Belton,Blue Springs, Chesterfield, Columbia, Independence, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City, Liberty, St. Louis, Springfield.
Missouri State Registered Dietitian and Dietetic Technician Requirements
*Do not assume that any schools and programs listed on this site are a path to obtaining the RD credential. For credential information on actual schools that offer programs to the RD credential, view the ADA's official website at www.eatright.org.
According to the Missouri Dietetic Association, anyone who becomes a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) is granted membership in the state affiliate branch of the MDA. The only stipulation is that members are not owed to be a member of more than one state at a time.
Current 2009 ADA membership criteria is as follows:
- An undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics or food management from an accredited college or university.
- Minimum of 900 hours of practical work experience in the field of health care, nutrition, education and research.
- Professional continuing education (CE) credits as specified with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to keep current with the latest nutrition and dietetic research findings.
Missouri State Dietetic Programs
Missouri Dietetic Association
The MDA promotes Registered Dietitians and DTR’s assured to be qualified to assist patients and clients with their nutritional needs. MDA professionals receive extensive training and an educational background approved by the ADA and the CDR.
P.O. Box 1225
101 E. High Street - Suite 200
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Family Nutrition Education Programs
FNEP provides education on nutrition for families and educators in schools and health agencies across the state of Missouri.
1205 University Avenue, Suite 300
Columbia, MO 65211
The Missouri Council for Activity & Nutrition
The MOCAN was created to increase opportunities to encourage physical activity and better nutritional promoting good health for Missouri’s schools and child care facilities, workplaces, families and communities.
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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