We’re getting the chance to get some healthy living tips from a dietitian in Eastbourne Arndale Centre.
Dietitians from East Sussex Healthcare Trust will be promoting their role during Trust a Dietitian Week and will be in the Arndale on Tuesday (7 June) between 10am-2.30pm.
Jill Gorman Lead Community Stroke Specialist Dietitian said “Our Dietitians will be manning a stand with information about some of the latest diet trends and giving our verdict. We will also have information on healthy eating and the best way to nourish yourself. Come and visit us if you would like an opportunity to talk to a Dietitian about your eating habits or to check your weight and body mass index or muscle strength. You can also have a chance to enter our quiz and win yourself a prize. We look forward to meeting you there.”
Why trust a Dietitian?
Dietitians are often referred to as the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to nutrition and food professionals. Registered Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that can assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems. They work with both sick and healthy people. They use the most up to date scientific research on food, health and disease and translate this into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law. Only those who are registered by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) can use the title Dietitian. You can check the HCPC online register to see if your Dietitian is registered. They are trained to degree level.
Nutritionists can also be trained to degree level but the title is not protected by law so anyone can call themselves a nutritionist.