Providing Consultations and Expert Dietetic Advice:

 

- Weight Management
- Eating Disorders
- Diabetes
- Food Allergies
- Infant and Child Nutrition
- Maternal Nutrition
- Neonatal Nutrition

- Sports Nutrition

Top Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle:

 

- Eat lots of fruit and veg
- Eat more fish
- Cut down on saturated fats
- Reduce sugar intake
- Try to eat less salt
- Get active
- Drink plenty of water
- Don't skip breakfast

Inspire Dietetic Consultancy

Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Nutrition

What is a Dietitian?

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Registered Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.


Dietitians use the most up to date health and scientific research on food, health and disease and they translate the science of nutrition into practical guidance to inform and educate the general public about health and nutrition.  They promote health and wellbeing through nutrition by teaching the public on how to make good food and lifestyle choices. 

Dietitian's will have a 4 year Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or a 3 year science degree followed by a master’s degree in dietetics. Part of the degree will include completing a practical training element working in a hospital and in the community. 
Dietitian's are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code which ensures that that they always work to the highest standard within the professional codes of conduct.  The title dietitian can only be used by those appropriately trained professionals who have registered with the Health Professions Council.

 

What are the differences between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

Nutritionists, unlike registered dietitians, do not have a protected name, so anyone may call themselves a nutritionist without having substantial scientific training.  People can undergo short courses in nutrition and call themselves nutritionists while others do hold university degrees in nutrition or food science.  Those that have completed a degree in nutrition are able to work in the public health sector but are not qualified to diagnose or treat health related nutrition problems, unlike dietitians. 

Many unqualified people call themselves 'nutritionists' to describe their involvement in food and nutrition related practice and therefore it is worth being extra cautious and checking what qualifications they hold when choosing a nutritionist.