A dietician is an expert in food and nutrition. They typically advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or to achieve specific health-related goals. Most dieticians have a Bachelor's Degree as well as the equivalent of a master’s degree and have participated in supervised training through an internship program. Many states require that dieticians are registered and licensed.
Dieticians are often called upon to advise individuals on what and how to eat to improve their body composition, physical performance, and overall health. The dietician can play an important role on the spinecare team
For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Dietician and Nutritionist, please refer to the website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at http://www.eatright.org/.
To locate and learn about dieticians who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.