While all Registered Dietitians have similar backgrounds when it comes to education (Bachelor or Master of Science, rigorous internship program and national certification exam), the work experience can vary greatly.
Dietitians work in hospitals, schools, clinics, private practice and also in the government, pushing national and provincial policies. Dietitians can also specialize in areas like sports nutrition, diabetes management, weight management, digestive issues, or pediatric nutrition.
A problem we face in Halifax, even Nova Scotia, is that Registered Dietitians in many of these roles, especially in the hospitals, have very long wait times. Another factor to consider in finding the right Dietitian.