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dietitian

 [di″ĕ-tish´an]
one concerned with the promotion of good health through proper diet and with the therapeutic use of diet in the treatment of disease. The dietitian may work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and other health care agencies, schools, hotels, and other commercial institutions where duties include both food service administration and therapeutic nutrition services, or may choose to enter the fields of education and research. Some dietitians practice independently either as consultants or private practitioners in the area of therapeutic dietetics.

A bachelor's degree with a major in foods and nutrition or institutional management is the minimal educational requirement for a dietitian. Registration in the American Dietetic Association (ADA) requires satisfactory completion of either a one-year dietetic internship in a program approved by the Association, or three years' experience, two of which must have been served under the supervision of a member of the ADA. Additional education on the graduate level is necessary to qualify for positions in teaching, public health nutrition, and other specialty areas. The address of the American Dietetic Association is 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606-6995.
Registered dietitian (RD) one meeting qualifications of the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.

di·e·ti·tian

(dī-ĕ-tish'ŭn), Avoid the misspelling dietician.
An expert in dietetics.

dietitian

/di·e·ti·tian/ (di″ĕ-tish´in) one skilled in the use of diet in health and disease.

dietitian

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dietician

(dī′ĭ-tĭsh′ən)
n.
A person specializing in dietetics.

dietitian

di·e·ti·tian

(dī'ĕ-tish'ŭn)
An expert in dietetics.

dietitian

one who is concerned with the promotion of good health through proper diet and with the therapeutic use of diet in the treatment of disease.

Patient discussion about dietitian

Q. Any dietitians here? Please tell me what are the different types of fatty acids available?

A. i'm not a dietitian either but i love reading about nutrition. so i can tell you that here are 2 families of essential fatty acids (fatty acids that our body cannot create by it's on).
here is the wikipedia entry about them :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_fatty_acid

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The practice has raised ethical concerns among some who say it gives the food industry too much influence over dietitians, who take the classes to earn the education credits they need to maintain their licenses.
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Dietitians may provide individualized counseling on diet and disease.
Collins said accredited practising dietitians were trained to tailor weight-loss plans to individuals and factor in any previous weight loss attempts to give people their best shot at losing weight.
Approximately 80 percent of dietitians surveyed believe that mushrooms are good to include in a cancer-preventative/cancer-fighting diet and believe that mushrooms have natural antioxidants.
The move will bring the dietitians into line with the majority of the Trust's other clinical staff who already wear uniforms.
You can also search online for a dietitian at Dietitians Unlimited.
In traditional long-term care settings, registered dietitians (RDs) formulate and customize the dietary plans for each resident, but they are not present at the facility on a day-to-day basis (much less meal-to-meal).