FAQ: What’s the difference between a Dietician and a Nutritional Adviser?

What is the difference between a Dietician and a Nutritional Adviser?

In the UK Dietitians work principally in the NHS and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. A dietitian uses the science of nutrition to devise eating plans for patients to treat medical conditions. They also work to promote good health by helping to facilitate a positive change in food choices amongst individuals, groups and communities.

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. A Nutritional Adviser uses a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional Therapy and advice is recognised as a complementary medicine for those looking for support and enhance their health and wellbeing.

At no nonsense nutrition, we consider each individual to be unique and recommend personal nutrition and lifestyle programmes. We do not however recommend nutritional advice as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. Please see our Disclaimer at the bottom of the page for more info before taking on any of our services.

For more information about our Nutritional Adviser service, please send us an email to: info@nitakothari.com.

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