Dietician

A dietician is an expert on diet and nutrition. Nutrition is one of the cornerstones for good health.

Conditions which can be treated by a dietician via Nutrition Therapy:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity (Weight loss/ management)
  • Heart disease (High Blood Pressure, High Cholestrol)
  • Liver and kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS, TB
  • Stomach and intestinal disorders (IBS, Chron's disease, ulcerative cholitis, constipation, diarrhoea)
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Nutrition during different stages of the life cycle
    • Pregnancy
    • Infancy
    • Childhood
    • Adulthood..right through to old age

HPCSA Definition (Click here to go to their Homepage)

A Dietitian is an expert on diet and nutrition. Within the profession there is a constant learning of skills and application of knowledge, allowing Dietitians to establish and implement the guidelines of maintaining healthy nutritional practises for all individuals. Some other aspects of the field include treating individuals through specific dietary principles, perhaps related to an illness; offering guidelines for adequate food and nutrition in community institutions and participation in research aspects of the field.