There’s so much debate going on about nutrition and what is considered healthy, especially when it comes to the topic of weight loss. In the end, we have to face the facts: there’s no quick fix for healthy eating or a “one size fits all” recipe. A healthy diet is a lifestyle choice. As such, it needs to be sustainable long-term. Healthy eating is about balance, relying on natural and unprocessed foods, and finding what works best for your body and mind.
Roles of dietitians and nutrition include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Identifying nutrition problems and assessing the nutritional status of patients in a clinical setting.
- Developing diet plans and counseling patients on special diet modifications.
- Assessing, promoting, protecting, and enhancing the health of the general public in a community setting and providing strategies for prevention of nutrition-related diseases.
- Managing a cost effective food production operation, distributing high quality meals/snacks, and monitoring sanitation and safety standards in a food service setting.
- Operating private consulting practices to provide expertise in nutrition, as well as promote health and prevent disease
- Working with individuals, groups, workplaces and media to provide dietary advice for healthy living.
- Working with food and pharmaceutical companies to provide research, develop products, educate consumers, and promote and market better food and nutritional products in a business setting.
- Teaching nutrition, food chemistry, or food service administration to students in any health profession and at all levels of education.