Dietitians assess, diagnose, and treat diet and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. They use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease to provide practical guidance that enables people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.

Dietitian: Career Case Notes

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Graphic of a clipboard on background of medical illustrations that reads:  Profession: Dietitian Essential Qualifications: Degree or degree apprenticeship in dietetics Frequently works in:  General hospitals, eating disorder wards, cancer wards, research centres, public health marketing  Frequently works with: doctors, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists  Average working hours: 37.5 hours with the need to work flexibly over a seven day period Key skills: Communication, ability to simplify complex information. patience sensitivity, ability to work alone or in a team