What is a Dietitian?
Dietitians are regulated health professionals, to use the tittle Registered Dietitian (RD), dietitians must be registered with the dietetic regulatory body in the province in which they practice. In order to become a dietitian, you need to complete a bachelor of science degree from an accredited university program plus a supervised, hands-on training program (internship).
Why seek advise from a Dietitian?
Dietitians make it easier for the public to make healthy food choices. The advice and information they provide is tailored to the needs and values of their clients and communities. They translate complex scientific evidence into practical solutions to promote health and help clients manage special health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, food allergies and obesity.
Dietitians are valuable and important member of the health team. Dietitians work alongside other health professionals including physicians, nurses, occupational therapists and pharmacists. You’ll find dietitians working in hospitals, health clinics, long term care centres, public health, grocery stores, the food industry, as entrepreneurs, and in education and research.
Working with dietitians can save health care costs, improve employee productivity, and reduce a client’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.