6 June 2016

Promoting the work of Dietitians

Our Dietitians will be promoting their role during ‘Trust a Dietitian week’. They will be at the following venues:

  • Eastbourne Arndale Centre on Tuesday 7th June from 10.00 until 2.30pm
  • Priory Meadow Shopping Centre in Hastings on Wednesday 8th June from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Rye Library on Thursday 9th June from 1.00pm until 3.00pm

Jill Gorman Lead Community Stroke Specialist Dietitian said: “Our Dietitians will be manning a stands with information about some of the latest diet trends and giving our verdict. We will also have information on healthy eating and the best way to nourish yourself. Come and visit us if you would like an opportunity to talk to a Dietitian about your eating habits or to check your weight and body mass index or muscle strength. You can also have a chance to enter our quiz and win yourself a prize. We look forward to meeting you there.”

Why trust a Dietitian?

Dietitians are often referred to as the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to nutrition and food professionals. Registered Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that can assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems. They work with both sick and healthy people. They use the most up to date scientific research on food, health and disease and translate this into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law. Only those who are registered by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) can use the title Dietitian. You can check the HCPC online register to see if your Dietitian is registered. They are trained to degree level.

Nutritionists can also be trained to degree level but the title is not protected by law so anyone can call themselves a nutritionist.