What is a Dietitian?
In today’s world, it becomes difficult to sort through all the nutrition misinformation and thus it is important to have a dietitian to provide you with the correct advice.
Dietetics is a profession whereby all the information given is based on research and scientific evidence-based knowledge.
Healthy eating is central to the well-being of people, the food choices you make today are key to the quality of life you will lead tomorrow.
What type of patients can be seen by a dietitian?
Dietitians work with:
- healthy individuals who need nutritional advice,
- weight management,
- management of chronic diseases of lifestyle (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol),
- organ disorders and
- gut complications
Dietitians also play an integral part in:
- pediatric nutrition,
- nutrition during/post pregnancy,
- breastfeeding and
- sports nutrition