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Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into everyday information about food.

Dietitians

Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into everyday information about food. They are skilled at translating scientific and medical research related to food and health into practical guidance for the general public.

You'll work with individuals and communities with both healthy and sick people.

You could, for example, work with people who:

  • have digestive problems
  • want to lose weight
  • need to put on weight after an illness
  • have HIV
  • have an eating disorder
  • want to improve their sports performance
  • have an allergy.

As well as working with other health professionals and nutritionists, you may supervise the work of dietetic assistants. Dietitians and nutritionists have different roles and training and are regulated by different bodies.

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