British Dietetic Association Urges Awareness of the difference Between Dietitians and Nutritional Therapists

Have you ever asked yourself or have you ever wanted to know: What Is The Difference Between a Qualified Dietitian (also known as Clinical Nutritionist) & a “Nutritional therapist”? To try to describe the difference between these titles and qualifications is futile, as essentially there is NO COMPARISON at all between a real dietitian (with a 4-5 year honours degree, post graduate qualification or PhD from a recognised University) and the training of a nutritional therapist. Follow this link to read the warning issued by the British Dietetic Association http://www.bda.uk.com/news/120116NutTherapists.html Check out this blog post by Canadian registered dietitian Kate Park RD, CDE, MAN, BASc http://thesensiblefoodie.weebly.com/1/post/2011/4/first-post.html In the words of the infamous stand-up comedian Dara O’Briain (who studied mathematics and theoretical physics at University College Dublin, before embarking on his TV presenting & stand-up career) “A Dietitian is to a Nutritionist, what a Dentist is to a Toothiologist!” Or why not check out Dara O’Briain’s Youtube video here on the topic of credentials of health professionals versus quacks! (*Warning/disclaimer: This clip is not for the faint hearted! Viewer discretion is strongly advised. The views and opinions of Dara O’Briain are not the views and opinion of Niamh O’Connor and/or Cork Nutrition Consultancy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDYba0m6ztE