Dietitians are registered health practitioners who evaluate scientific evidence about food and nutrition, and translate it into practical strategies. New Zealand dietitians work in partnership with individuals, whānau , communities and populations, in states of health and disease, to support optimal health and well-being.
Dietitians work in a range of settings in the Hutt Valley, including:
·Regional Public Health
·Primary care &
Rhiannon Jones, one of our Hutt Valley DHB dietitians, was recently profiled by Curious Minds. Find out more about her and her work here http://www.curiousminds.nz/profiles/rhiannon-jones/.
September 19 marks Dietitians Day, a campaign that aims to amplify the voices of dietitians as a credible source of nutrition information, in an environment where there is an abundance of nutrition misinformation from unqualified sources. The 2017 theme centres around pride of the profession, as it celebrates and acknowledges the positive influence dietitians have on the community.
If you think you might benefit from seeing a dietitian, discuss with your GP if you meet the referral criteria for DHB funded services (available for primary care through Healthpathways). Alternatively, private practice dietitians can be located in the yellow pages or at www.dietitians.org.nz.