Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Education and Careers Work of any kind can get stressful at times. Ask in this forum if you need help with coursework, applications, and more.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Regular TeenHelper
darkinnocenteyes's Avatar
Name: Stephanie
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Location: Greenwood, Indiana

Posts: 465
Join Date: January 7th 2009

Registered Dietician post Eating Disorder? - May 2nd 2010, 07:12 PM

Am I able to become a registered dietician although I suffered from an eating disorder when I was younger? I am deffinately recovered and have been for a while. I wanted to become a dietician because I love learning about health and I love the idea of helping people that are suffering from the same types of things that I did. I remember begging for someone to take me to a nutritionist because I just wanted to know what and how much I was supposed to be eating, I didn't really know for a long time that I was unhealthy. Will anyone try to keep me from becomming a RD although I am recovered? Can they even do that?

Like a diet of the mind, I just choose not to indulge certain appetites; like my appetite for patterns; perhaps my appetite to imagine and to dream. - A Beautiful Mind

I met Steven October 3rd, 2008. We've been practically inseperable ever since. ♥
  Send a message via AIM to darkinnocenteyes Send a message via Skype™ to darkinnocenteyes 
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
.Brittany. Offline
AKA Reckless Emotion
TeenHelp Addict
.Brittany.'s Avatar
Name: Brittany
Gender: Female
Location: 100 Acre Woods

Posts: 7,915
Blog Entries: 209
Join Date: January 12th 2009

Re: Registered Dietician post Eating Disorder? - May 2nd 2010, 08:36 PM

I wouldn't see why not. I would go and talk to someone in your neighbourhood that you can talk to about this. But I honestly can't see why they would deny you because of that.

“You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.”

HelpLINK Mentor | Live Help Mentor | Article Editor
Forum & Chat Moderator
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
I can't get enough
her_beautiful_mistake's Avatar
Name: Rachel
Gender: Female
Location: Britland

Posts: 2,261
Blog Entries: 29
Join Date: January 18th 2009

Re: Registered Dietician post Eating Disorder? - May 2nd 2010, 09:03 PM

^ It's based on occupational health.

To be honest, no one here can answer that question. You need to talk to some schools and employers to see how much it would affect your career. They're obviously going to have some questions about how well you've recovered and how healthy you are. And they should assess you on how you are now.

But I'd be lying if I didn't think it would have at least some affect. Whether that affect be that you just have to have an assessment or more.

(RAH)² + (AH)³ + RO(MA + MAMA) + (GA)² + OOH + (LA)² = Bad Romance

Religion is like a penis.
It's fine to have one.
It's fine to be proud of it.
But please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around.
And PLEASE don't try and shove it down my throat.
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Stupidity Kills
Outside, huh?
OMFG!You'reActuallySmart!'s Avatar

Posts: 4,500
Blog Entries: 10
Join Date: December 19th 2009

Re: Registered Dietician post Eating Disorder? - May 3rd 2010, 02:28 AM

There would be an issue if your past condition negatively affected your performance as a dietician in some way. If you tell your future employer about your past condition, then it would raise many flags and there may be an evaluation (formal or informal) as to how you currently are. Alternatively, some employers may not feel comfortable because of the increased chances that you may become a liability from your past conditions re-emerging or not fully recovered. Either way, telling the employer about this will raise many flags and they may not be as in favour of hiring you.

As for becoming a registered dietician, I'm not sure it will affect you because as long as you can properly perform then there may be no issues with that. They likely would not prevent you just because you did suffer from an eating disorder as it matters how you currently are.
Closed Thread


dietician, disorder, eating, post, registered

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright ©1998-2020, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints | Mobile

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.