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A '''dietitian''' or '''dietician''' is an expert in [[food]] and [[nutrition]].
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(dy-eh-TIH-shun)A health professional who has special training in diet and nutrition. Dietitians advise on nutrition and healthy eating to help prevent and treat conditions, such as food allergies and conditions caused by diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Dietitians may provide nutritional counseling, meal planning, medical nutrition therapy (such as a special diet, dietary supplements, or intravenous or tube feedings), and nutrition education programs.
Dietitians help promote good health through proper eating. They often write custom [[diet]]s for people.
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In a medical setting they can give food supplements for those people who cannot get what they need because of swallowing problems.
 
Dietitians want to find, cook and serve tasty, attractive and healthy food to patients, their families and healthcare providers.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos077.htm|title="Dietitians and Nutritionists"|publisher=}}</ref>
 
 
 
In many countries only people with specific degrees or certifications can call themselves dietitians.
 
The term [[nutritionist]] is widely used as it is not controlled like the title dietitian, but the word nutritionist can be used without having the qualifications of registered dietitians.
 
A nutritionist is not a dietitian as he is not registered to a national board and does not have the same qualifications.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://phen375tested.com/|title=phen375|publisher=}}</ref>
 
Dietitians are important in the medical multidisciplinary team because they are experts in nutrition and can give advice to [[Medical doctor|doctors]], [[nurse]]s, and other [[health care]] workers.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.thematicnetworkdietetics.eu/everyone/3025|title=Deze domeinnaam is geregistreerd door een klant van Yourhosting.nl|website=www.thematicnetworkdietetics.eu}}</ref>
 
Dietitians supervise the preparation and service of food, help in research, and teach people on how to eat well.
 
 
 
 
 
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Revision as of 19:06, 8 May 2019

(dy-eh-TIH-shun)A health professional who has special training in diet and nutrition. Dietitians advise on nutrition and healthy eating to help prevent and treat conditions, such as food allergies and conditions caused by diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Dietitians may provide nutritional counseling, meal planning, medical nutrition therapy (such as a special diet, dietary supplements, or intravenous or tube feedings), and nutrition education programs.

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