Consuming the right balance of nutrients can help maintain a healthful lifestyle. healthy diet helps in lubricating joints
helping organs produce hormones
enabling the body to absorb certain vitamins
preserving brain health
$ Characteristics of a Dietician and nutritionist
Qualities a Dietitian Should Have
list of 5 items
• Compassionate Thinker
• Problem Solver
• Good Listener
1. Compassionate Thinker
One of the top skills that a successful dietitian has is that he or she is a compassionate thinker. Many people do not seek out dietitians on their own.
They only make an appointment after getting a referral from a doctor. Doctors often recommend that patients speak to a dietitian after suffering a stroke
or a heart attack and after a recent diagnosis of diabetes or a similar medical condition. Dietitians must think compassionately and know how to think
as their clients do. This will help clients build a better relationship with them.
2. Problem Solver
When a new client schedules an appointment, he or she may not want to follow a new diet. That individual can claim that he or she already eats healthy
and decide now to follow a new plan or program. Dietitians must know how to look critically at problems and come up with effective solutions. A dietitian
is responsible for finding solutions to some of the issues that patients face such as not having access to fresh produce or living in a home that lacks
a proper stove and oven.
3. Good Listener
Dietitians/ Nutritionist can sometimes function as counsellors for their clients. A new client may feel frustrated about a recent diagnosis and want to vent those frustrations
to others. Someone with a new diabetes diagnosis may also feel scared and worried that he or she cannot stick to a new diet plan. One of the most successful
characteristics that dietitians have today is the ability to listen to clients without passing judgment. They cannot simply tell clients what to do because
they must also explain why their suggestions are the best options.
Another quality that all successful dietitians/ nutritionists share is that they are all good communicators. They must work with patients and clients in the same way
that a doctor would. New patients will likely have questions about their medical conditions and want someone who can answer their questions and soothe
their worries and concerns. Dietitians may also need to work with the loved ones of those clients too. The client’s family and friends will likely want
to know what they can do to help. Dietitians must also explain the risk factors of not following a healthy diet plan.