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Meet the RD

Mary Cummings, MS, RDN           

 616-331-8989   mary_cummings@gvsu.edu

Mary is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for GVSU Campus Dining. For two years, Mary has been helping GVSU students eat well on campus and reach their individual nutrition goals. Mary is passionate about real, whole foods and helping people fuel their bodies with it. Sharing simple healthy kitchen tips, navigating campus with dietary restrictions or allergies, helping to manage weight, recommendations for eating well on a budget, or sharing health-conscious strategies to use while you’re dining out are few things Mary can help you with. 

When meeting with our Registered Dietitian, you'll receive an individualized approached. Mary will help you reach your nutrition and wellness goals with safe, evidenced-based methods that will be tailored to you, as an individual. 

What’s the difference between a Registered Dietitian & a Nutritionist?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (‘RD’ or ‘RDN’) are awarded the credentials after each individual has earned at least a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from an accredited University, has completed 1,200 hours of supervised practice under experienced Dietitians in multiple areas of the dietetics field, & passed a National Examination. Whereas, anyone with any sort of nutrition experience can call themselves a ‘Nutritionist.’ After all, everyone eats- so everyone must be a nutrition expert!



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