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.

Certified dietitians/nutritionists:

  • 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

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Last Updated: July 10, 2009