What does a dietitian do?

Healthy eating can seem dreary and such a challenge, particularly in this social media era. A Registered Dietitian (RD) will help you develop a safe, practical eating plan that you can use long-term.

An RD will use innovative and creative ways to guide and motivate you in meal planning, grocery shopping and mindful eating. They offer personalised advice, considering your preferences/favourite foods, current lifestyle and budget.

Anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist” but only a RD is trained extensively in Nutrition and Dietetics and is approved by the Botswana Health Professions Council or the relevant regulatory body. All RD’s hold graduate degrees; some have Masters and even PHD’s. Some have certifications in specialised fields such as: Sports, paediatrics, renal, diabetes etc. RD’s also work in the food service industry dealing with menu planning, recipe development etc. for institutions such as hospitals and schools. You need a referral from your doctor/ medical provider to see an RD.

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A step in the right direction

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