Sunday, January 3, 2016

Dietetics & Nutrition: Health & Wellness through Food

We hope you had a happy New Year & are ready to join us for an exciting & productive 2016! After last week's 2015 Year in Review, we're back to our normal schedule of focusing on one distinct profession that Enky serves each week. This week, we're focusing on a profession that is in high demand during this time of year: Dietitians & Nutritionists. As many Americans make New Year's resolutions to get healthy, eat right, or lose weight this year, they may consult a dietitian or nutritionist for actionable advice & plans to help achieve their goals.

Dietitians & nutritionists are experts in the use of food & nutrition to promote health & manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal, like losing weight. Dietitians & nutritionists evaluate the health of their clients, & based on these evaluations, they advise clients on what foods to eat & which to avoid to improve their health. Many dietitians & nutritionists provide customized information for specific individuals, which can help patients with diseases like diabetes or heart disease. Becoming a nutritionist or dietitian is a process that generally starts with a bachelor's degree in the field. Internships after college graduation are usually required to provide the several hundred hours of training needed to learn about the practice of dietetics & nutrition outside of the classroom. Most states also require dietitians & nutritionists to be licensed, which almost always include passing an exam, possessing a bachelor's degree or higher in the field, & completing supervised field training.

If you're interested in learning more about the growing fields of Dietetics and Nutrition, be sure to check out our infographic below, as well as visiting our Facebook & Twitter pages all this week for more great curated dietetics & nutrition content!
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