dietary

noun
di·​e·​tary | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce dietary (audio) , -ˌte-rē\
plural dietaries

Definition of dietary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population

dietary

adjective

Definition of dietary (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet dietary guidelines

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Other Words from dietary

Adjective

dietarily \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈter-​ə-​lē How to pronounce dietarily (audio) , -​ˈte-​rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of dietary in a Sentence

Adjective

Many of our patients have special dietary needs.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Chaplains helped to accommodate his religious dietary needs by getting him extra portions of eggs and fish for protein. Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, "On Whidbey base, a Navy man observes Ramadan: ‘I’m proud of being an American, and I’m proud of being a Muslim’," 22 June 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

This macronutrient breakdown is fairly close to current dietary recommendations from the United States Department of Agriculture, which recommend 55 to 60% complex carbs, 30 percent fat and 15% protein to help prevent cardiovascular disease. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, "What Is the Keto Diet, Exactly?," 27 Dec. 2018 Plan to accommodate for any special dietary needs of family members, like diabetes or allergies. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence-proof your kitchen with these three tips," 13 Sep. 2018 Your doctor may also ask you to meet with a dietary counselor or nutritionist, Dr. Ruiz says. Korin Miller, SELF, "What You Need to Know About Glucose Testing During Pregnancy," 4 Feb. 2019 The latest dietary guidelines advise women to consume no more than seven drinks per week — that's half the suggested amount for men under the age of 65. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What It's Really Like to Give Up Alcohol, According to 5 Women Doing It Right Now," 24 Jan. 2019 The training topics are: nutrition, dietary guidelines, food safety, heart disease, diabetes, healthy lifestyle choices, adult and child health. Houston Chronicle, "Sugar Land Master Calendar," 28 May 2018 But should future research confirm the findings, Lim says countries may want to consider developing dietary guidelines in conjunction with air quality standards to improve population health. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "Can Your Diet Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution? Here's What a New Study Says," 21 May 2018 Some research has suggested such a benefit, but the conclusion remains controversial, and the U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that people who do not drink alcohol should not start. Joel Achenbach, chicagotribune.com, "NIH halts controversial study of moderate drinking," 18 May 2018 Buchholz outlines a three-step method for reducing migraines: 1) Stop reaching for preventive medicine, 2) reduce triggers through dietary restrictions and other methods, and 3) if needed, increase your migraine threshold — a.k.a. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of dietary

Noun

1838, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1614, in the meaning defined above

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dietary

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dietary

: of or relating to a diet

dietary

adjective
di·​e·​tary | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce dietary (audio) \

Kids Definition of dietary

: relating to a diet special dietary needs

dietary

noun
di·​etary | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce dietary (audio) \
plural dietaries

Medical Definition of dietary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population

dietary

adjective

Medical Definition of dietary (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a diet or to the rules of a diet a dietary disease dietary habits

Other Words from dietary

dietarily \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈter-​ə-​lē How to pronounce dietarily (audio) \ adverb

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