Dietetics and Nutrition
A certified dietitian or certified nutritionist integrates and applies principles derived from nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, food management, and behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain people's health.
Certified dietitians/nutritionists assess nutrition needs based on age, activity level, and special circumstances resulting from medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, food allergies, and obesity.
- assess nutrition needs and food patterns
- plan for and direct the provision of food appropriate for physical and dietary needs
- provide nutrition counseling, such as advice on dietary changes
- plan menus and direct the preparation of food to meet dietary needs