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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 dietary and nutritional advice in the media, but not all of it is evidence based and may not be from a 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 dietitan and how you can find a dietitian in your area.

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.

How to become a dietitian

Details on how to qualify as a registered dietitian.

Where to study dietetics

Which universities to study dietetics courses at to obtain a dietetics degree.

Find a dietitian near me

Search the Freelance Dietitians website to find a dietitian near you