What is dietitian nutrition?

Nutrition and nutrition in daily life and treatment of related diseases are a matter of concern today. Proper nutritional care is a way to help preserve health and support effective disease treatment.

1. Learn about nutrition

1.1 What is nutrition?

Nutrition is the provision of essential nutrients in the form of food for cells to maintain life. Nutrition includes activities such as: Eating, drinking, absorbing, transporting and using nutrients, excretion of waste.

Nutritionists are medical professionals specializing in the field of human nutrition, meal planning. They are trained to give advice on a safe diet based on information about the health and illness of each individual. Clinical nutritionists will focus on the role of nutrition in chronic diseases, helping to prevent and treat nutritional deficiencies before having to use the drug.

If there is a healthy, scientific diet, many health problems of the body are prevented or mitigated. In contrast, a diet lacking in nutrients can lead to adverse health effects, causing malnutrition, osteoporosis,negatively affecting cardiovascular disease, diabetes,…

Distinguish osteoporosis from osteoporosis

Diets lacking nutrients that can cause osteoporosis

1.2. What are nutrients?

Nutrients (nutrients) are chemical substances or compounds that are responsible for maintaining the life and functioning of the body through metabolism. For humans, nutrients are provided through daily meals. Types of nutrients include:

  • Glucid (carbohydrates): Provides energy mainly during meals, accounting for 60-70% of the total energy in meals. Cereals, potatoes are rich in glucid;
  • Lipids( fats): Consisting of 2 types of fats and oils, different by chemical structure and fatty acids. Fats are high in energy, are high in foods such as animal fats (pigs, chickens, fish), butter, whole milk, vegetable oils (peanut oil, sesame oil) ,…;
  • Protein (protein): Is the basic structural component and functional component of cells in the body. Protein found in meat, fish, eggs, milk or protein-rich nuts;
  • Micronutrients: Includes vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Without these substances will give birth to diseases;
  • Fiber :Is a component of the plant cell wall, which has the effect of supporting digestion for the body. Fiber is contained in vegetables, tubers, fruits.


Fiber helps support the digestive system of the body

2. What is dietitian nutrition?

Dietary nutrition is a sub-department in nutrition, which is responsible for the study of formulating recipes and diets for the average person or patient. Nutrition regulates normal diets and pathology diets.

The training of a dietitian includes:

  • Equip basic nutritional and nutritional knowledge for subjects;
  • Provide knowledge and practice for outpatient examination and counseling; monitor and assess the nutritional status of the patient during inpatient treatment;
  • Provide knowledge and practice for treatment with a pathology diet for common diseases;
  • Provide knowledge and practice on how to organize, manage and supervise the operation of the dietitian department at the hospital.

When receiving nutritional advice from experts, patients should absolutely follow all indications to treat the disease effectively, improve the quality of life.


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