About the heading Dietitians in Yellow Pages®
Dietitians are health professionals trained in food and nutrition. They translate scientific nutrition information into practical advice, to help you make the right decision about what to eat. Dietitians supervise the preparation and service of food, develop modified diets, participate in research, and educate individuals and groups on good nutritional habits. Dietetics is the term given to the study of nutrition as it relates to health.
Dietary modification to address medical issues involving dietary intake is a major part of dietetics. For example, working in consultation with physicians and other health care providers, a dietitian may provide specific artificial nutritional needs to patients unable to consume foods normally. Alternatively, a dietitian may need to develop a low calorie diet for a person who needs to lose weight. Professional dietitians may also provide specialist services in diabetes, obesity, oncology, osteoporosis, paediatrics, renal disease, sports nutrition and micronutrient research. Some dietitians specialise in sports dietetics and Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) is a professional, not-for-profit organisation that offers support to dietitians specialising in the field of sports nutrition.
Dietitians can help people of all ages, genders and nationalities. If you are trying to lose weight, some dietitians can help you shop, give you meal ideas and recipes, and offer support and motivation when you need it. Dieticians work in private practices and major hospitals in Sydney and Melbourne as well as other capital cities, metropolitan areas and most regional centres. If you are looking for information on dietitians look under this heading in Yellow Pages®.