FAQs Frequently asked Questions about 121 Dietitian
What is the difference between a 121 dietitian and a nutritionist?
The title dietitian is protected by the Health and Care Professional Council so that only qualified practitioners who have met the education requirements can use the title dietitian. All registered dietitians (RDs) have a university degree or post-graduate qualification which involves nutrition science theory and supervised training in both clinical and community settings. Many dietitians work in hospitals and the community, advising individuals in need of therapeutic diets, but dietitians also work in many other areas supporting public health through improved food choices. Dietitians are experts in both the science and the communication of nutrition, and registration ensures that dietitians practice to a code of ethics, and maintain professional development. Most dietitians are also members of their professional body, the British Dietetic Association. The title nutritionist is less defined and is not protected. There are several degree-level courses in nutrition, and upon qualification, many register as nutritionists (RNutr) or as public health nutritionists (RPHNutr) with The Nutrition Society. Nutritionists work in government, industry, sports, education, media, and for charities, supporting the collection and communication of information about food and health. Some nutritionists provide general guidance to individuals about eating to support good health.
What are the benefits of seeing a 121 Registered Dietitian?
- Quickly available appointments
- Longer consultations with the dietitian
- Stronger nutritional support because you can arrange as many appointments with our dietitian as you like
- Stronger professional relationship, as you will see the same dietitian at each appointment
- On most occasions, you may not need a referral from your doctor
What to expect in your 121 Dietitian consultation?
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- Involves finding out the background to your health or dietary problems.
- All initial consultations include an in-depth dietary, health, lifestyle, and anthropometric assessment: including Body Mass Index (BMI), waist/hip ratio.
- Dietary advice is evidence-based and tailored to your individual needs.
- Plenty of time is allowed to discuss realistic aims and goals
- 30-minute appointment with the same dietitian
- Further dietary and anthropometric assessments
- Further dietary advice, tailored to individual needs
- Motivation and problem-solving
121 Appointment Cancellation Policy
We operate a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you can no longer make your clinic or online appointment, please let us know at least 48 hours before at the clinic email address: firstname.lastname@example.org We kindly ask all patients to respect this policy so we can continue to provide a high-quality service and allow others on our waiting list to fill the sessions.
For cancellations or requests to change less than 48 hours before your appointment, or for non-attendance, we are not able to offer a refund or change the appointment and the full fee will apply. If you are late arriving for your appointment, the time for the consultation will be reduced accordingly. There will be no corresponding reduction or refund in the fee. Note that late arrivals more than 15 minutes after the allotted clinic time will be treated as non-attendance.
We reserve the right to refuse requests for refunds sent within 48 hours of the appointment or after the appointment has taken place.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about dietitians
What is a dietitian? A dietitian is a healthcare professional who specialises in nutrition and can help people manage their dietary needs to prevent or treat health problems.
What qualifications do you need to become a dietitian? To become a registered dietitian (RD), you typically need to have a university degree or post-graduate qualification which involves nutrition science theory and supervised training in both clinical and community settings.
What are the common reasons people see a dietitian? People may see a dietitian for various reasons, such as managing weight, treating medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, improving athletic performance, or addressing food allergies or intolerances.
How can a dietitian help with weight management? A dietitian can provide personalised nutrition advice and guidance to help individuals achieve their weight goals by creating a balanced and healthy meal plan that meets their unique needs and lifestyle.
Can a dietitian help with meal planning for individuals with food allergies or intolerances? Yes, a dietitian can help identify potential food triggers and provide guidance on how to replace these foods with appropriate substitutes while ensuring adequate nutrient intake.
What are some of the health benefits of seeing a dietitian? Seeing a dietitian can lead to improved overall health and wellbeing, including better control of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, improved digestion, and increased energy levels.
Is it possible to see a dietitian virtually online? Yes, many dietitians offer virtual online consultations, which can be especially convenient for individuals who live in remote areas or have busy schedules.
How often should you see a dietitian? The frequency of visits depends on individual needs and goals. Some people may benefit from more frequent check-ins, such as once a month, while others may only need periodic visits to reassess their progress and make adjustments as needed.