Dietetics is one of the world's fastest growing professions with a key role to play in modern medicine. In both the public and private healthcare sectors, dietitians serve in a wide variety of nutrition fields.
Your first thought on what dietitians do might be weight loss, and you would be right, but that is not all. Obesity is only one of a great many nutrition-related conditions that dietitians can treat. Nutrition is one of the cornerstones of good health and being nutrition experts allows dietitians (who are qualified healthcare professionals) to work in many different fields to assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems using evidence-based recommendations.
FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT DIETITIANS
To find out more about what therapeutic dietitians, community dietitians and those working in public health, food service dietitians, private practicing dietitians, food industry dietitians and research dietitians do, watch this video, the first of its kind in South Africa