A dietitian is an expert in food and nutrition.
Dieticians: Dietitians help promote good health through proper eating. They supervise
the preparation and service of food, develop modified diets, participate in research
and educate individuals & groups on good nutritional habits. In a medical setting,
a dietitian may provide specific artificial nutritional needs to patients who are
unable to consume food normally. Dietary modification to address medical issues
involving dietary intake is also a major part of dietetics. The goals of the dietary
department are to provide medical nutritional intervention, obtain, prepare, and
serve flavorsome, attractive, and nutritious food to patients, family members, and
health care providers.