What Does A dietitian Do?
Dietitians play a major role in health care, industry, government and education. Dietitians influence the development and promotion of consumer products, manage quality food service in health institutions, and provide information and counsel that allows decision makers, including the consumer, to make informed and wise judgments about food choices and nutrition services.
Dietitians are essential members of the health team and contribute to the health, prosperity and well being of Canadians. They practise in a wide range of diverse workplaces:
- hospitals, long term and other care institutions
- medical clinics
- community health
- schools, colleges and universities
- food and pharmaceutical industry
- commodity organizations
- food service/catering companies
- research facilities
- fitness centres
- private practice/consulting
Doug Cook is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist working in private practice in Toronto and as a nutritional consultant.