di·​e·​tet·​ics | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈte-tiks How to pronounce dietetics (audio) \

Definition of dietetics

: the science or art of applying the principles of nutrition to the diet

Examples of dietetics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reisinger-Raubenolt had graduated from Kent State University in 2016 with a degree in nutrition and dietetics. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 13 Aug. 2021 Sabrina Grovom of Escondido, Bachelor of Science, nutrition/dietetics. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2021 Leaders of dietetics groups signed on behalf of 70,000 practitioners and students. Star Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 Leaders of numerous dietetics groups lent their support, signing the letter on behalf of 70,000 practitioners and students. New York Times, 7 Dec. 2020 Wilson was the only Black student in her dietetics program at the University of California, Davis. Star Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 Funding for dietetics programs at many historically Black colleges and universities has been cut since the 1970s. Star Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 Funding for dietetics programs at many historically Black colleges and universities, including Fort Valley State University and Grambling State University, has been cut since the 1970s. New York Times, 7 Dec. 2020 Yes, says dietician Jessica Wilson, who was once the only Black student in her dietetics program at the University of California, Davis. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of dietetics

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dietetics was in 1799

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19 Aug 2021

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“Dietetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dietetics. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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dietetics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
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Medical Definition of dietetics

: the science or art of applying the principles of nutrition to feeding

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