Although working and studying in similar fields, Dietitians and Nutritionists have different roles, different training and are regulated by different bodies.
Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into everyday information about food. They advise patients but also assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems.
Nutritionists use their knowledge of the science of food to help individuals and groups make the right choices about what they eat. Their focus is to teach and inform the public and health professionals about diet and nutrition.
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Common Degree/Major Names
Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition
Food, Nutrition and Health
Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition and Food Policy
Nutrition and Health
Sport & Exercise Nutrition
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Staying Positive (Resilience)
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