After your first consultation, I will explain the key points that you will need to work on in order to reach your goals. You will be given a starter meal plan, and this can be expanded upon in future consultations.
You will be sent a detailed health questionnaire including a 5-day food diary to complete and return to me at least 3 days before your consultation – failure to return this to me will result in lost consultation time and may mean your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
Dietitian are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level. Generally, they work in the National Health Service (NHS) to treat individuals with diagnosed medical conditions. Other environments in which a dietitian may practice include education, research, media, public relations and sport.
Nutritionists have an understanding of the scientific base of nutrition and provide evidence-based information about the impacts of food and nutrition on the health and well-being of humans and animals. Nutritionists tend to work in community settings or freelance capacity. On occasion, they are based within health service nutrition an dietetics departments, however, they can only work with very ill/hospitalised patients under the supervision of a dietitian.