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

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Approximately 20 percent of dietitians reported 'eating a healthier diet' as a goal or concern of their patients.
He said this would make the ratio of dietitians to 10 per 100,000 population compared to the current ratio of 2:100,000.
Nutrition support lead dietitian Tina Cheung said: "As well as promoting the role of dietitians across the trust, next week we will be educating colleagues, patients and visitors about MUST and Think Food, initiatives that are being rolled out across our wards.
* 67% recommend a mix of food and supplements and 76% of dietitians who prefer to recommend a mix of food and supplements also recommend some type of supplement to 40% or more of their patients.
Mrs Ronke Oshilaja, a dietitian, stated that the different constitutes of food such as carbohydrate, protein and fat, when unlocked have different potential to keep the body functional and healthy.
The chain also offers Eating Healthy with Diabetes, where in-house dietitians lead in-store classes to educate participants on healthier food choices, goal setting, reading nutrition labels and learning about mindful eating --all free to participating customers.
The results of the study convincingly proved AI could be used in conjunction with dietitians, nutritionists and healthcare professionals to help patients with nut allergies to find allergy-safe products.
This is the ninth year of celebrating Dietitians Day, which helps raise the profile of all dietitians and encourages and attracts others to the profession.
Our supermarket dietitians in the store have the capability to be flexible with events and activities that are offered to our guests." (For more about Coborn's, see PG's Store of the Month feature on page 42.)
The objectives of this research were to investigate dietitians' attitudes and beliefs regarding PE and to determine whether their attitudes and beliefs vary by practice area.
"Here at Cleveland Clinic we have dietitians who work inpatient (for patients who are admitted to the hospital), as well as outpatient," she explains.