Dietitians are health professionals that have expertise in dietetics, the science on how food and nutrition affects health. They have a detailed understanding of the food’s nutritional value and how nutrition can affect the body’s health. Their main role is to promote proper eating to achieve good health.
Dietitians offer nutritional advice to people who require a special diet for problems related to various medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and allergies. Additionally, they give advice to people who are overweight, underweight, or who need additional information on how nutrition works.
Children and adults may both see dietitians, and they are generally referred to by a doctor or another health professional. Referral occurs when the diagnosis of a medical condition is made, or a review is required of the dietary requirements of a person.
Dietitians have several fields of expertise which include
Dietitians are trained professionals. The cost to consult a dietitian depends on different circumstances. There is no charge for the services provided by dietitians who work in public hospitals or community health centres. Private dietitians usually charge between $30 to $150 for the first consultation, and follow up appointments may become cheaper. Others offer concession prices.
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