Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary 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 which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
Dietitian’s complete a four year degree or equivalent and must be registered by the Health and Care Professions Council. They must adhere to a code of conduct which includes continually developing their knowledge and skills and ensuring that their practice is evidence based. To check whether the Dietitian you are seeing is registered by the Health and Care Professions Council visit www.hcpc-uk.org.
For further information on Dietitians visit the British Dietetic Association website.