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Introduction to Dietetic Practice by Katie Ferraro

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CHAPTER 1

Overview of the Profession of Nutrition and Dietetics

Chapter Abstract

Dietetics refers to the science and art of applying the principles of food and nutrition to health (AND, 2015d). As a profession, nutrition and dietetics is a vast and expanding field, essentially encompassing and affecting any environment where food choices are being made and health outcomes are being determined. This chapter seeks to provide an overview of the profession of nutrition and dietetics, analyzing the need for credentialed professionals and evaluating the impact that evidence-based dietary guidance can have on individual, group, and institutional populations. The reader will be introduced to the rationale for nutrition education, data supporting its ...

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