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Dietetics is the science of how nutrition affects our health. Scientific studies have shown how a change to our diet can help prevent or control a variety of health problems, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

There is a lot of dietary and nutritional advice in the media, but not all of it is evidence-based and may not be from reputable sources. However, dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems.

These pages will explain what a dietitian does, how you train to become a dietitian and how you can find a dietitian in your area.

Why become a dietitian?

Working as a dietitian is enjoyable, diverse and secure. If you are interested in food, people, health and nutrition, it may be the job for you.

What do dietitians do?

What is a dietitian - and what do they do?

What is a dietitian?

Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level.

Where to study dietetics

Which universities offer dietetics courses to obtain a dietetics degree?

Find a dietitian near me

Search the Freelance Dietitians website to find a dietitian near you.