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Jordann Henkelman, R.D., L.D., Registered Dietitian

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Food Management, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • Dietetic Internship in Clinical Dietetics, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR.
  • Successful completion of the ADA Registration Examination.
  • Continued Professional Education.
  • Oregon State Licensed.

Jordann Henkelman earned her B.S. degree in Nutrition & Food Management with a minor in psychology in 2004 graduating Summa Cum laude from Oregon State University. Active in several professional organizations, Jordann is currently a member of the American Dietetic Association, and the Columbia River Eating Disorder Network. In 2006, Jordann was awarded Outstanding Dietetic Intern of the Year by the Oregon Dietetic Association while attending her internship at Oregon Health and Science University. She currently works as a dietitian here at Portland State University two days a week and the remainder of the week at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as a clinical dietitian on the in-patient floors as well as in Radiation Oncology.

You may be wondering, what is a registered dietitian?
Registered dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RD credential:

  • Complete a minimum of a bachelor's degree at a U.S. regionally accredited university or college and course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
  • Complete a CADE-accredited supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation, or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to twelve months in length.
  • Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
  • Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.


Some RDs hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition, nutrition support, and diabetes education. These certifications are awarded through CDR, the credentialing agency for ADA, and/or other medical and nutrition organizations and are recognized within the profession, but are not required.

In addition to RD credentialing, many states have regulatory laws for dietitians and nutrition practitioners. Frequently these state requirements are met through the same education and training required to become an RD.

(Source: www.eatright.org. Retrieved on September 1st, 2008)

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