How to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) in Pakistan?


As people become more interested in the connection between food and health, there is a growing need for professionals who can help with nutrition and diet. Dietitians and Nutritionists are experts in this area and are in high demand. Those who have met certain qualifications can become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDN) with the Pakistan Food and Nutrition Organization (PFNO).

How to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) in Pakistan?

Below is an overview of the requirements to become a PFNO Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN).

Eligibility Criteria


Completion of a bachelor's (4 years program) or master's (2 year program) degree from an HEC accredited institute, with coursework/ specialization/ major subject in Food Nutrition or related fields.


To become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, you must complete a supervised practice or internship at a healthcare facility, community agency, or other relevant organization.

Registration Exam

  1. PFNO has developed a registration exam to certify practicing Nutritionists and Dietitians.
  2. The exam is held annually.
  3. Applicants who do not fulfill the specified degree criteria may still be eligible if they can provide satisfactory evidence that they have acquired all the required competencies through an accredited degree program with supervised training under Registered Nutritionists/Dietitians.
  4. Those who pass the exam are certified as PFNO Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists for a period of three years.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) | PFNO Pakistan: How to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) in Pakistan?
How to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) in Pakistan?
Learn if you're eligible to become an Registered Dietitian Nutritionist RDN with our guide to the eligibility requirements.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) | PFNO Pakistan
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