Working and training as a dietitian
Dietitians are the only nutrition-related profession registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). They are uniquely qualified by degree to translate scientific information about food into practical dietary advice. As well as providing impartial advice about nutrition and health, dietitians also advise about food related problems and treat disease and ill health.
Many dietitians work in the National Health Service (NHS) and may work in one or more specialist areas, e.g. diabetes, children's health, cancer, whilst others work with people in the community, often visiting them in their own homes. They are a key part of the AHP multidisciplinary team. There are also a wide range of opportunities for dietitians outside the NHS such as food industry, sports, scientific research, public health and journalism.
For more information on careers in dietetics, training to be a dietitian, CPD opportunities, BDA CED Courses and more please visit www.bda.uk.com/careers.
Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.