Who is a REGISTERED DIETITIAN-NUTRITIONIST (RDN) ?
A Dietitian is a health professional who has a Bachelor's degree specialising in NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, It takes at least four years of full-time study at a university to qualify as a Dietitian. We have also completed an INTERNSHIP in an hospital setting which is usually at least one year long and passed a BOARD EXAMINATION to be able to have the RDN credentials.
Dietitians apply the science of nutrition to PROMOTE HEALTH,TREAT and PREVENT MALNUTRITION and provide THERAPEUTIC DIETARY guidelines for the public in health and illness using MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY.
Who is NOT a DIETITIAN?
An ONLINE weight enthusiasts
A CERTIFIED Nutritionist
A PERSONAL Nutritionist
A FITNESS trainer
any one who doesn't have RDN credentials at the end of their name.
When it comes to HUMAN HEALTH there is nothing like UNDER QUALIFIED
There are many people out there that call themselves “NUTRITIONISTS” , yet have very limited knowledge and do not offer protection to the public... Just to note : THERE IS a difference between a DIETITIAN And a NUTRITIONIST!
What do dietitians do in specific ?
1. They evaluate nutritional status of individuals and provide nutrition guidance and consulting to individuals, government and the media.
2. They Aid in the prevention and/or treatment of inadequate nutrition, over nutrition and obesity .
3. They develop a meal pattern and lifestyle modifications for different individuals to suit different conditions which includes the diabetic , renal disorders , hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism ,liver disorders , pediatric malnutrition , wasting , stunting , marasmus , cancer , postoperative patients , food intolerances , food allergy’s , pulmonary diseases amongst others . .
Post source : eat right.org .
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