How can a dietitian help you? Dietitians can provide a variety of services to individuals, businesses, organizations, long-term care facilities, and restaurants. Many people are concerned about their health and would like a dietitian to assist them with modifying their diets. Businesses and organizations may hire a dietitian to provide wellness classes or other nutrition programs or seminars for their employees or members. Long-term care facilities often require consultant dietitians for nutrition assessment, treatment and menu development. Restaurants may need help with menu development and recipe analysis.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) offers a free national referral service that can help you locate a dietitian in your area. Visit the AND Web site for more information and/or to begin your search.
If you are a Registered Dietitian and you would like to be included in the referral network, visit the members-only section of the AND Web site and click on the Nationwide Nutrition Network or call the AND's Member Service Center (during regular business hours) at 1-800-877-1600, ext. 5000.