Registered Dietician

Metabolic Dietitians provide education and support to non-genetic healthcare providers and the wider healthcare workforce as they care for patients with inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).

Key functions of Metabolic Dietitians

  • Coordinate care for diet-based treatment plan.
  • Counsel on chronic and acute management plans for IEM.
  • Provide support, resources and counseling to patients and families.
  • Educate on condition, management recommendations and prognosis.


Metabolic Dietitians complete training in dietetics with a 4 year undergraduate degree and 1 year internship.  Some dietitians may complete a master degree as well.  Training in metabolism is completed by position experience as well as training programs offered through their professional organization.