Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. They work with both healthy and sick people. Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

What is a Dietitian?

A Dietitian is a health professional who has a Bachelor's degree specialising in foods and nutrition, as well as a period of practical training in a hospital and a community setting. It takes at least four years of full-time study at a university to qualify as a Dietitian.  Many Dietitians further their knowledge by pursuing a master's or Doctoral degree. Dietitians apply the science of nutrition to promote health, treat and prevent malnutrition and provide therapeutic dietary guidelines for patients, clients and the public in health and illness.

They can be found working in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, public health offices, fitness centers, food industry and management, research or universities.

The Day of Dietitians

The Day of Dietitians reflects the rising distinctive features of dieticians in our society and reminds us that dietitians are experts in foods and nutrition. As a profession today is the day of recognition and validation of our valuable contributions.

It is important to be aware that new opportunities will emerge on this day, that new opportunities will emerge from within, and that dietitians will contribute to their acceptance. Because when we work together we will be a stronger and more reliable profession. We will transfer them to practice every day. We wish for a healthy and long life for dieticians who completed 20, 30, 40 years in the "Dietitianism" occupation on June 6, 2017 this year and "Leading Dietitians" who completed the 50th year.