As a Dietitian, it is your role to advise people and help them make informed and practical choices about their food and nutrition. You will assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems and teach and inform the public and health professionals about diet and nutrition.
A Dietitian`s aim is to promote good health and prevent disease in individuals and communities.
Dietitians are skilled at translating scientific and medical research related to food and health into practical guidance for the general public.
As a dietitian, you can be required to work in hospitals, the community or even in the food industry and education.
Your role will mean you work with individuals both healthy and sick.
Some of the people you could work with may:
- Have digestive problems
- Want to lose weight
- Need to put on weight after an illness
- Have HIV
- Have an eating disorder
- Want to improve their sports performance
- Have an allergy.