Clinical dietitians provide nutritional therapy for hospitalized and nursing care patients with the help of healthcare professionals. They assess patients’ dietary needs, develop and implement nutritional programs, evaluate and report results, and may even manage the food service department.
* Bachelor’s degree in dietetics
* Pass the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Registration (National Test)
* Certification ...view middle of the document...
* All qualified dietitians have met the national/international standards for professional legislations. The tittle “dietitian” is protected by law in many countries where as nutritionist is not. As a result, ones with different levels of knowledge can all be called a “nutritionist.”
* Nutritionist do not have any professional practical training, and therefore they are not qualified enough to be involved in diagnosis and dietary treatment of any diseases like dietitians.
* Most qualified dietitians have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics and have passed a national exam. Whereas, nutritionist only have to take an online course to become certified.
How does a dietitian affect our community?
* Promotes educational nutritional health
* Statistics show that dieticians help lower obesity
* Give motivation
* Nutrition counseling
* Rehabilitation clinics
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