Dietitians, why do we need them?
Good nutrition is an essential part of everyone’s daily life to optimise our health and well-being.
Dietitians (registered with the HCPC) are qualified to translate up to date scientific research to practical advice on foods and diet.
Our aim is to empower people to make informed choices in order to lead a healthier lifestyle and/or achieve a specific health related goal.
We are able to assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at both an individual and public health level.
A Good Diet nourishes more than just your Tummy
Diet can assist in many medical conditions and is preferable as a first line approach rather than drug intervention. It is also a way of enabling people to maintain control of their lives and can have a really positive outcome on self-esteem.
A typical consultation would involve discussing your medical history and symptoms, looking at your present diet and lifestyle then establishing a set of realistic goals. Our aim is to increase quality of life and at no stage should we be making life more difficult!
Most dietitians love food and the last thing we want to do is tell anyone a certain food is forbidden!