Dietetics

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.

What type of treatments can Dietitians offer?

Dietitians interpret the science of nutrition into practical advice and options for clients, patients, carers and colleagues, using the latest and most up to date evidence to support their practice.

They are the only health processional to be registered to treat clinical conditions such as;

  • Diabetes,
  • Crohns,
  • IBS,
  • food allergy,
  • Coeliac disease and
  • eating disorders,

as well as non-clinical conditions such as

  • weight management and
  • maternal nutrition.

Dietitians are trained in clinical NHS settings, and can advise the use of prescribable products.

They are also trained in communication and behaviour change skills to support clients to implement change, and manage lifestyle choices.