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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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All clinical dieticians and dietician technicians working in the private sector must now obtain a licence from the SCH.
Chris Burrows, community dietician based at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, said: "This is a great free way for people to exercise before they go on holiday and they could end up with some treasure in the winners' prize draw.
There are 5,000 state registered dieticians in the UK.
Protein is also found in raw leafy vegetables, but some dieticians say you will have to eat large amounts of greens).
According to a new study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), providing parents with detailed, individual advice from a dietician is a key component of effective food allergy care.
One result of this is that there is continuous learning once qualified, and the advice given by state registered dieticians is backed by research.
A DIETICIAN will be leading shoppers down the aisles at two Sainsbury's stores in Coventry to let customers know what is good and bad for their hearts.
No one takes issue with the assertion that dieticians have a far higher level of professional qualification but to refer to nutritionists in such a dismissive and disparaging manner is simply crass.
As of 2012, the California legislature was considering a bill that would create a new Dieticians Bureau and an advisory committee made up of dietitians.
Others appointed to new roles at the Critical Care Systems' Atlanta-area branch who bring more than 50 years of combined experience include: Mary Welty, RPh, pharmacy manager; Bobbi Suponic, RN, nurse manager; Nicole Billingsly, reimbursement manager; Eleanor Brown, RN, account executive; and Jennifer Baker, RD, LD, CNSD, dietician.
DIETICIAN Some people use the titles nutritionist and dietician interchangeably.
More than 30 dieticians working for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will wear the uniforms.