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NMSU-A Spotlight

Christine Trapp, Associate Professor


Congratulations to NMSU-A Associate Professor Christine Trapp on achieving Board Certification as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition! She may now use the designation, RD, CSG or RDN, CSG.

In order to become board certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) must successfully meet rigorous specialty practice requirements and pass a nationally administered examination. Board Certified Specialists in Gerontological Nutrition design implement and manage safe and effective nutrition strategies to promote the quality of life and health for older adults. They work directly with older adults to provide optimal nutrition and food sources and information in a variety of settings (such as hospitals, long term care, assisted living, home health care, food service industries, correctional facilities, community-based nutrition programs, governmental programs, related industries), or indirectly as documented by management, education or research practice linked specifically toGerontological nutrition.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration’s mission is protecting the nutritional health and welfare health of the public through dietetics certification. CDR currently awards seven separate and distinct credentials.

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.

Christine is currently only one of two people in New Mexico with this certification!

Congratulations, Christine L. Trapp Ph.D. RDN CSG LD! We are very proud of you!