Leelarani Chigurupati has achieved Board Certification as a specialist in Oncology Nutrition and may now use the designation, RD, CSO. She is one of only 13 in the State of Indiana with this designation.
In order to become board certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic (formerly the American Dietetic Association), a registered dietitian must successfully meet rigorous specialty practice requirements and pass a nationally administered examination. Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition are registered dietitians working directly with individuals at risk for, or diagnosed with, any type of malignancy or pre-malignant condition, in a variety of setting (e.g. hospitals, clinics, cancer centers, hospices, public health) OR indirectly through roles in management, education, industry, research practice linked specifically to oncology nutrition.
The Commission on Dietetic Registration's mission is protecting the nutritional health and welfare of the public through dietetic certification. CDR currently awards seven separate and distinct credentials. For a complete list of Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition by state go to www.cdrnet.org.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals and is empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders and optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition.