Nutritionist at Body Quest in Newfoundland

What is a Registered Dietitian

Dietitians are highly qualified health practitioners, who have been trained in human physiology and development, management and the health of populations. Their training has been focused on the role of proper nutrition in promoting a healthy body and mind.

A Dietitian provides quality advice on nutrition, food, and healthy eating. A Dietitians main role in private practice is to counsel and support clients to make changes in their eating habits to promote health and prevent or manage chronic illness such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Dietitians must be registered with Provincial Regulatory Bodies and are the only professionals who can use the titles Registered Dietitian, Professional Dietitian and Dietitian, which are protected by law. Look for the letters R.D., P.Dt. or D.Pt. after the name, indicating that the person is a registered member of the profession.