WHAT IS A DIETITIAN?
Registered Dietitian’s (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.
CAN ANYONE BE A DIETITIAN?
No, the term dietitian is a protected title. In order to be a registered dietitian you must have an Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Most dietitians have studied for at least 4 years at university to achieve this qualification. The media sometimes get confused between a nutritionist and a dietitian. Dietitian’s are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.
The dietitian’s services are available to you. You may choose to see a dietitian if:
HOW TO BE REFERRED?
Any health care professional can refer you to the dietitian.
Once you have been referred, you will be allocated a clinic appointment lasting an hour.
During your appointment the dietitian will assess your health and lifestyle and identity if dietary adaptations would make an improvement to your health.
Together, you will agree goals, which should see an improvement in your condition. Your treatment will be supported by advice leaflets and diet sheets. Your progress will be regularly reviewed.
Clinics are held at Dhekelia, Episkopi and Akrotiri
WHAT OTHER WORK DOES THE DIETITIAN GET INVOLVED IN?
The dietitian liaises closely with health professionals and other agencies, and provides an expert advisory and support service. This ensures a professional and co-ordinated approach to Nutrition and Dietetics across BFC.
This partnership work includes:
HOW DID WE DO?
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