Yorkshire and Humber Network

Dietitians

Here are the documents relating to previous meetings, you will find the agenda's, minutes and any presentations from these meetings. There are only documents relating to the last few years and if you require any older files then please contact your Network Coordinator. 


What is a Dietitian?


Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Dietitians advise and influence food and health policy across the spectrum from government, to local communities and individuals (Source BDA).

 

Specialist Dietitians in Diabetes


The aim of the specialist dietitians in diabetes is to improve the quality of life and the knowledge of people with diabetes. The development of specialist diabetes dietitian roles have made major contributions and improved standards of care to patients. Well controlled diabetes is achieved by managing diet, lifestyle and medications effectively. Dietitians play a key role in making nutrition information accessible and practical (Source BDA). 

 

 

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