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Introduction to Dietetic Practice by Katie Ferraro

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CHAPTER 5

The Future of the Field of Nutrition and Dietetics

Chapter Abstract

Where do we go from here? For individuals currently employed in the field of dietetics or those interested in entering the profession, the future in nutrition is certainly bright. While we have made great advances in the development of evidence-based practice and nutrition science, there is certainly no shortage of a continued need for better eating habits and more active lifestyles in our local and larger communities. With two-thirds of the U.S. population currently overweight or obese and over 90 percent of physicians having never taken a dedicated nutrition course, the need for credentialed nutrition professionals practicing and contributing to the profession is ...

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