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.
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 is a dietitian - and what do they do?
Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level.
Which universities offer dietetics courses to obtain a dietetics degree?
Search the Freelance Dietitians website to find a dietitian near you.