Monday, July 6, 2009

Dietitian vs Nutritionist

Titles such as "Registered Dietitian", "Professional Dietitian", and "Dietitian" are protected by law. This means that the individual has met specific educational requirements and undergone nationally recognized training. A Dietitian has a Bachelor's degree specializing in food and nutrition and has undergone a practicum placement. While only qualified individuals can use the title Dietitian, anyone can call himself or herself a Nutritionist. Be careful when taking dietary advice from anyone. You should be sure to look at his or her credentials and you can always contact Dietitians of Canada to find a Dietitian in your area.

Steph Wheler


  1. You said:
    "Be careful when taking dietary advice from anyone."

    That's good advice. And everybody thinks they're an expert on food, because everybody eats food.

  2. Yes, it is important to look at people's credentials because there is a lot of information in the world today. Anyone can write a diet book, but diets are not the healthy way, habits are. We need to have questioning minds and not believe everything we hear!