What’s unique about dietitians?
What is a dietitian?
A dietitian is a degree-qualified health professional who:
- helps to promote nutritional well-being;
- treats disease and prevents nutrition-related problems;
-provides practical, safe advice, based on current scientific evidence;
-holds the only legally-recognised graduate qualification in nutrition and dietetics in the UK.
Only dietitians registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) can use the legally protected title ‘dietitian’. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.
Follow this link to find out more about the qualifications of a dietitian: http://www.bda.uk.com/publications/dietitian-nutritionist.pdf