dietitian

Description

Dietitians assess specific nutritional requirements of populations or individuals throughout their lives and translate this into advice which will maintain, reduce risk to, or restore people’s health. Using evidence-based approaches, dietitians work to empower individuals, families and groups to provide or select food which is nutritionally adequate, safe, tasty and sustainable. Beyond healthcare, dietitians improve the nutritional environment for all through governments, industry, academia and research.

Scope notes

Includes people performing education activities to develop healthy and balanced food habits in people's daily lives.

Alternative label

  • dietician

  • public health nutritionist

  • specialist dietician

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/8a53f8d3-d995-4c7b-a70d-d79f76bdcb3f