A dietitian is a healthcare provider who specializes in promoting optimal health and preventing and treating diseases through the science of nutrition. In fact, some dietitians use ‘registered dietitian nutritionist’ (RDN) as a professional title to reflect their specialty. They use food and nutrition to help people of all ages manage their weight, medical conditions, food allergies, and wellness. Dietitians work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, food service settings, education, research, and community agencies.
A dietitian typically:
A dietitian may also be known by the following names: registered dietitian (RD), nutritionist, registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), nutrition counselor, and dietetic counselor.
There are 1563 specialists practicing Dietetics in Massachusetts with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 26 hospitals in Massachusetts with affiliated Dietetics specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.