When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

40 Years of Progress: Transforming Cancer. Saving Lives.

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

Cancer Update Program – unifying research on nutrition, physical activity and cancer.

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Whether you are a healthcare provider, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about cancer prevention, we’re here to help.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

March 10, 2011 | 2 minute read

What Is An RD, Anyway?

As a Registered Dietitian, I’d like to wish you a slightly belated happy Registered Dietitian Day!

March 9th is the day that the healthcare community recognizes the commitment of Registered Dietitians to helping people all across America make healthy food choices and develop lifestyles which incorporate sensible eating habits and a balance of physical activity.

What exactly is a Registered Dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian, or RD, translates the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Unlike a “nutritionist,” an RD has a degree in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field and has passed a standardized exam verifying nutrition expertise – continuing education is also required.

We work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research and private practice to help individuals make healthy lifestyle changes.

The Registered Dietitians of AICR specialize in issues related to diet and cancer prevention and survivorship. We interpret the research and provide practical steps people can take to lower their cancer risk based on that research.

Karen Collins is another Registered Dietitian who serves as a nutrition advisor for AICR. You can read her answers to common nutrition questions and cancer queries on the AICR website:

Health Talk

Nutrition Notes

To find a registered dietitian that can work with you on an individual basis, visit www.eatright.org and click “Find a Registered Dietitian.”


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