What is a Dietitian?

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We love food – it unites us all. We believe in its power to enhance lives and improve health, and our curiosity to understand the science behind it drives us; it is our passion and our calling. We are dietitians.
You may not know it, but dietitians are everywhere. Whether collaborating with other healthcare professionals, undertaking scientific research, driving innovation in the food industry, informing public policy, or working with patients and communities across the country, our influence runs deep and it continues to grow.
Like all regulated health professionals, dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in universities. We are held accountable to the highest standards of education and ethics, which means we look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable, life-changing advice.
We are committed and required to stay on top of emerging research, skills and techniques. Our long-term vision shapes nutrition and guides the way people eat. The journey toward wellbeing begins with how we eat and we have the knowledge, compassion and flexibility to help people achieve their goals. 
We empower our patients, clients, and communities to embrace food, to understand it, and to enjoy it by considering their overall objectives as well as personal needs and challenges, including taste and accessibility. By translating the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand, we unlock food’s potential and support healthy living for all Canadians. 


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Last Update – May 7, 2018

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Dietitians look beyond fads to deliver reliable, life-changing advice. Want to unlock the potential of food? Connect with a dietitian.