Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. They translate complex, nutrition-based scientific findings into easily understood concepts to promote healthy lifestyles. By understanding the benefits and limitations of food, dietitians prevent and treat disorders, diseases, and conditions through reliable, evidence-based dietary advice and lifestyle changes.
Some of the conditions prevented and treated by Dietitians include:
Dietitians work in a variety of roles throughout health care, research, education, public policy and business. In health care, Dietitians provide services in public or community health centers, medical clinics, hospitals, or in-home care. Some of the services provided by dietitians include:
In Ontario, “Dietitian” is a regulated profession subject to the Standards and Guidelines and Code of Ethics defined by the College of Dietitians of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.
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