The dietitians are coming … are you ready?
This week is the first ever UK ‘Dietitians Week’ established as part of the British Dietetic Association’s (BDA) ‘Trust a Dietitian’ campaign.
As part this specialised week St George’s NHS Hospital Trust is supporting registered dietitians by profiling the valuable work of the dietetic team within the trust.
We’ll be profiling ‘A dietitian a day’ on our Facebook page and the 32 dietitians working on the St George’s Hospital site will be tweeting nutritional hints and tips from the @StGeorgesTrust twitter account.
So go and follow us on Facebook and twitter to find out what these foodie professionals get up to in their working day and get some top nutritional tips.
“Dietitians unite food, culture and science to improve human health and quality of life”
Dietitians work with both healthy and sick people. They translate the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food into practical guidance to help people make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. The dietitians at St George’s hospital are integral members of multidisciplinary teams, they help teach staff about nutrition and many of our experts have presented research at national and international conferences.
Registered dietitians are the only UK nutrition profession to be regulated by law. They are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. Whilst anyone can call themselves a nutritionist or even a clinical nutritionist – it is only those with the training essential to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) that can call themselves a dietitian, or registered dietitian.