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Nutrition and Diet
Nutrition is important for everyone because food gives our bodies the nutrients they need to stay healthy, grow, and work properly.

Nutrition and Diet

Nutrition is important for everyone because food gives our bodies the nutrients they need to stay healthy, grow, and work properly. There is lots of different dietary and nutritional advice out there. However, dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems. This Fact Sheet will help you understand what a dietitian is, what they do, who can see one, how to contact one and the qualifications needed to become one. What is a dietitian? A dietitian is a degree-qualified health professional who:
  • helps to promote nutritional well-being, treat disease and prevent nutrition-related problems
  • provides practical, safe advice, based on current scientific evidence
  • holds a graduate qualification in nutrition and dietetics
What do dietitians do?
  • translate nutrition science into understandable, practical information about food, allowing people to make. appropriate lifestyle and food choices
  • treat a range of medical conditions with dietary therapy, specially tailored to each individual
  • advise on healthy eating for all ages, races, cultures and social groups
  • conduct research relating to health, diet and nutrition
  • write and provide comment for the media
  • advise industry and government
  • give talks and lectures to health professionals and the public
Who can see a dietitian? You can see a dietitian if you have been diagnosed with a medical condition or have concerns with any of the areas below:
  • diabetes
  • food allergy and intolerance
  • gastroenterology (digestive system)
  • heart and Thoracic (chest)
  • mental Health
  • obesity
What do dietitians do? translate nutrition science into understandable, practical information about food, allowing people to make. appropriate lifestyle and food choices treat a range of medical conditions with dietary therapy, specially tailored to each individual.  


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