A dietitian is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietitian advises people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
A registered dietitian (RD), could work in specialized fields such as sports, pediatrics, renal, oncological, food allergy, or gerontological nutrition. After learning about a patient’s health history, favorite foods, eating and exercise habits, the RD helps the person set goals and prioritize.
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