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Dietetics & Specialised Diets
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.
Dieticians are professionals who help individuals create and maintain a balanced, healthy diet. By analysing an individual’s medical history, lifestyle, and general dietary habits, they work together with the individual to create a tailored diet plan to help them achieve their nutritional goals.
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.
Dietitians interpret the science of nutrition to improve health and treat diseases/conditions by educating and giving practical, personalised advice to clients, patients, carers and colleagues.
They advise and help to maintain nutritional status when individuals want to trial dietary interventions such as exclusion diets, nutritional supplementation or dietary interventions in areas such as autism for which evidence is still emerging. They use recognised methodologies to critically appraise the evidence base which includes all forms of evidence and research to inform their advice.
Dietitians also use their knowledge and experience to inform public health nutrition interventions such as school lunch programmes, national food policy initiatives and community-based nutrition education campaigns. They work with a variety of stakeholders from Government departments to the food industry, to ensure that dietary advice is based on evidence.
Ultimately, dietitians help people make informed decisions about their diet, to improve their health and wellbeing.
Most importantly in our team’s context, a dietician can help optimise the therapy plan alongside the other clinical professionals for the best intended outcomes.