What’s the difference between a Nutritionist and Dietitian?
Both Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists are qualified to give general dietary advice to healthy populations, for example to help prevent people becoming ill and support healthy eating. However, only Dietitians can treat patients with nutrition advice (i.e. providing nutrition support to people with a chronic or acute condition). In the UK, due to a lack of regulation, anyone can call themselves a ‘Nutritionist’. As a result, there are many ‘nutritionists’, ‘nutrition ad