What does a dietitian do?
A dietitian is one of the most powerful allies you can have on the quest to optimal digestive health. A dietitian is able to use medical information to work with people who have special dietary needs and improve their digestive and overall health by suggesting adequate diagnostic action, supplements and treatment, diet and lifestyle changes. A dietitian is accredited to provide specialist information regarding proper nutrition and they can play an important part in the diagnosis and dietary treatment of a range of diseases including allergies, diabetes and even cancer.
Dietitian vs Nutritionist
We are often asked “is a dietitian the same as a nutritionist?” The differences between a dietitian and nutritionist are important to understand. While a nutritionist is able to provide advice regarding food intake, they are not accredited by law and their level of experience and knowledge can vary dramatically. A dietitian on the other hand, can work in both the hospital and community because they are nutrition professionals regulated by law due to their high level of education and well-regulated practices. Schedule a consultation today with one of our specialists at your nearest South-East Melbourne suburb.