Food is all around us and with so much misinformation about nutrition out there, it can be hard to figure out what’s best for you. The best place to get accurate information about nutrition is from a Registered Dietitian. Dietitians translate the science of nutrition and look past the fads and trends in food to provide you with accurate and reliable information. Dietitians empower their patients to embrace food. They inform patients about the impact that food can have on their health.
Dietitians are regulated health professionals and are required to stay up to date on current nutrition research. After acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in the sciences, dietitians must complete a Master’s level, post-graduate program consisting of practical training in population health, food service management and clinical nutrition. Registered dietitians are trained to provide accurate information and create individualized nutrition care plans for each patient.
Rather than creating a strict meal plan that outlines what you can or can’t eat, your dietitian will collaborate with you to create a nutrition plan that suits your lifestyle. After identifying your health goals at an initial assessment, your dietitian will make recommendations that are tailored to your goals and health history. Dietitians help their patients understand how food and nutrition can help them reach their goals. When you meet with your dietitian, you will be collaborating with a registered healthcare professional to live a healthy lifestyle that works best for you.