Dietitians empower their patients, clients, and communities to embrace food, to understand it, and to enjoy it. The advice and information they provide is tailored to their clients and patients personal needs and challenges, including taste and accessibility. They translate the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand to support healthy living for all Canadians (Dietitians of Canada).
The role of a dietitian/ nutritionist
In clinical nutrition, a dietitian-nutritionist is mainly responsible for assessing the nutritional status of people in order to determine a nutritional treatment plan for them and monitor their status. The dietitian-nutritionist must determine the intervention strategy, give counselling and then do a follow-up so as to adapt and modify the nutritional treatment plan according to the condition of the person and his or her response to treatment (http://avenirensante.gouv.qc.ca/)