Nutritionist are health professionals that specializes in food and nutritional science, nutrient deficiencies, preventive nutrition and nutrient-related diseases. They also specialize in nutrient manipulation which helps in enhancing clinical responses to any kind of human diseases. Nutritionist provides advice to their clients on proper dietary plans, proper nutrition intake and the overall physical well being of a their clients.
Today, there are plenty of people that claim to be an experienced and professional nutritionist, but in reality they are not certified and attended proper training. That is why it is best if you know how to choose a reliable nutritionist.
Below are factors that you need to take into consideration when choosing a nutritionist:
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A. The educational attainment of the nutritionist
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Nutritionist should also undergo proper educational training such as other health and science careers in order for the nutritionist to offer quality service. A trusted and reliable nutritionist should either be a registered dietician and a doctorate degree. The education of the nutritionist must come from a quality, recognized and accredited school.
B. Nutritionist must be licensed
The nutritionist should be licensed in order to offer their services. There is a licensing agency in every state and this is where you can check the credibility of the nutritionist.
C. Check their diet plan and advice
It is also important that you authenticate the suggested diet plan and advice of the nutritionist. The federal government provides a dietary guideline and this is where nutritionist base their recommendations. These health guideline is for a certain illness. Some nutritionist conduct studies and this is where they base their advice and dietary plan. You can actually ask for copies of the study of the nutritionist.
D. The experience of the nutritionist
Ask the nutritionist how long have they been providing their services. The more clients the nutritionist has the more reliable he or she is. If the nutritionist has a lot of clients then you can be assured that his or her methods are really effective.
E. Ask for referrals
You can determine the credibility of the nutritionist by asking for recommendations from their previous clients. The reliability of the nutritionist can be determined if he or she has a lot of positive feed backs. The nutritionist should be willing to provide contact numbers of their previous clients so you can ask for a recommendation.
F. Check if the nutritionist will sell products
There are some nutritionist that would sell products, though this is not illegal but you should not be forced to purchase their products. But, if you would like to have the product then it would be best if you check the product first and be sure that it is safe.