What Dietitians Do

Dietitians understand how your body works and how food and drinks help nourish both healthy individuals and those with medical conditions that are affected by or treated with nutrition.

They use their knowledge and skills in a range of workplaces from client-facing roles in clinics and hospitals, to foodservice roles in which they impact the nutrition of residents and inpatients, to roles where they influence the health of the population by impacting food policy and the food supply such as in government public health roles and food companies.

Accredited Practising Dietitians are the gold standard in Australia as neither ‘Dietitian’ or ‘Nutritionist’ are protected or regulated.

Find out more in this section.


Thinking of studying to become a dietitian? See Becoming a Dietitian in Australia.