Dietitians are regarded as experts in the area of food and nutrition. Individuals, families, athletes, sport teams and companies seek the help of dietitians for various reasons. Dietitians offer a range of services to individuals, teams and companies.
Individuals may hire a dietitian to get assistance changing unhealthy eating habits or addressing weight issues.
Athletes may work with a dietitian to recover from injury, prevent injury and gain a competitive edge through proper refueling and hydration.
Others may look for their help in creating meal plans that can improve a preexisting medical condition or deficiency that they have. An important part of a dietitian’s work is to inform clients of the potential risks and benefits of special diets/foods and how eliminating or incorporating them into their diets can be beneficial.
Both individuals and families may want to work with a dietitian to change family habits, make-over their pantry, or refrigerator.
Sport teams enlist dietitians to plan their training tables or meals for the team.
Dietitians may also be consulted to help plan and oversee nutritional goals for families, schools, companies, hospitals and other institutions. They formulate meal plans that are based on their client’s objectives and practicability. For example, a ompany may want to improve the offerings in the cafeteria to improve employee health. Companies may want to offer healthier foods at a lower cost to incentivize employees to eat healthy.
Becoming a dietitian requires a bachelor’s degree in dietetics or nutrition, 1,200 hours supervised practice and in the USA passing the national credentialing exam. In addition, some dietitians have continued education. I have training in Public Health that includes a Masters and PhD. In my course of study I focused on education, behavior change, health promotion, and exercise physiology. I have taken extensive course work in chemistry, metabolism, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, and exercise.
We will discuss your goals, problems, questions, and concerns. You will benefit most if you are completely honest. What you share is strictly confidential. If you struggle with food, overeating or restriction, weight balance, injuries, allergies, etc., it is best to share this so we can address it. Together we will discuss your goals and construct a plan that takes into account your goal(s), budget, time constraints, dietary patterns, and taste preferences.