Dietitian or Dietician is someone who is an expert in human nutrition and diet regulations. A dietician is the person who prescribes or regulates intake of food or certain food depending upon the medical or physical condition of a person’s body. Dietetics is a part of healthcare and hence Dietitians are qualified healthcare professionals who have valid licenses to asses, diagnose and prescribe to treat human nutritional problems. Dietitians don’t just assess sick people but they also help people adhere to healthy eating practices.
A dietitian assists people, facing problems like obesity, diabetes, mental disorders, increased cholesterol level, arthritis etc. Also, to look after a patient’s dietary requirements, nutritional counselor’s primary job duties may include physical assessment by examining body mass index, height and weight. Other job responsibilities performed by a dietitian include community assessment, suggesting remedial procedures, implementing food service policies in clinical departments and food manufacturing organizations.
Raksha Changappa is a Bangalore based Indian dietitian plus nutritionist who is also a published nutrition author, nutrition panellist and adding to her cart she is also a dietitian who has been honored with various awards and accolades in India. She is specialist in disorders like systemic lupus, obesity and diabetes mellitus.
The founder of Whole Foods, Ishi Khosla is your go to person for all the nutrition needs. She belongs to Delhi and suffered from obesity and that is when she started applying self-devised weight loss measures on herself to slim her down. She holds an advanced degree from Lady Irwin College in Food and Nutrition.
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