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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

or

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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It spotlights the profession and reminds that dietitians are the trusted choice for reliable life-changing food and nutrition advice.
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 registered dietitians are here to help educate and support program participants on their journey to making their lives healthier and happier.
It's both difficult and expensive for dietitians to be personally on the floor at all times," notes Jorgensen.
The survey was emailed in June 2009 to a systematic random sample of 1198 dietitians from a total sample of 4453 members of Dietitians of Canada (DC), excluding student members and those who receive DC communications in French.
Talk with your doctor about it, and investigate whether the nutrition counseling program at your local hospital or private dietitians would be the best option for you.
With health and wellness being today's overarching trend in food and beverages, bringing retail dietitians into store brand planning efforts makes for a wise decision.
Hy-Vee's dietitians provide in-store consultations and store tours with customers, participate in cooking classes and offer health coaching services, says Andy McCann, the retailer's chief health officer.
We wanted to raise the profile of the work which dietitians do to help people who are either in hospital or in the community.
The corporate dietetics and nutrition department at HMC recently hosted Dr Esther Myers, a consultant dietitian and member and fellow of the US Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as part of a dietitian performance improvement programme started two years ago.
Their workshops and online classes for the nation's dietitians are part of a behind-the-scenes effort to burnish the images of their snacks and drinks.
Studies show that MNT provided by dietitians is able to significantly improve health outcomes, including weight loss for overweight and obese adults, A1C reduction in patients with diabetes, and lowering of high blood pressure.