What is a dietitian?
Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals that interpret the science of nutrition to improve health and treat disease by educating and giving practical advice at an individual and wider public health level.
Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related conditions using the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
HEALTH & CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL
Dietitians are statutorily regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) with a protected title and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. This means that in order to be called a Dietitian, the person must have completed at least an Honours Undergraduate Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as having undergone an extensive clinical placement. You can check my registration by clicking on the link below.
THERE ARE NUMEROUS NUTRITIONAL PROFESSIONS BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS
Trust a dietitian to know about nutrition
Choosing the right person to seek help and advice from can sometimes be a confusing task. Many people claim to be experts in nutrition yet have very limited knowledge and experience and offer no protection to the public.
Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and are therefore the most credible source of food and nutrition advice. You can trust a dietitian to know about nutrition. For more information please visit the BDA website by clicking on the link below.