di·​e·​ti·​tian | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈti-shən How to pronounce dietitian (audio) \
variants: or less commonly dietician

Definition of dietitian

: a specialist in dietetics

Examples of dietitian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Physical therapist Jeff Lahti and team dietitian Rasa Troup, each of whom have worked on the major league staff for three seasons, will not return in 2021, the team confirmed. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, "Twins' rookie league team folds, ending Ray Smith's 33-year stint," 13 Nov. 2020 Ginger Hultin, registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of ChampagneNutrition, told USA TODAY that there are upsides to the hard seltzer compared to other alcoholic drinks. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Americans are still obsessed with hard seltzer. What's the appeal and what's coming next?," 4 Sep. 2020 Superfoods aren’t all that different from plain ol’ healthy foods, Dianna Sinni, R.D., L.D., wellness dietitian and blogger at Chard in Charge, tells SELF. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "So What Are Superfoods, Exactly?," 21 Aug. 2020 The lack of work or school schedules was a big factor in changing our eating patterns, said Emily Iammarino, a pediatric dietitian at MetroHealth Systems. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Healthy snacks, setting small goals best ways to lose the ‘pandemic 15’ weight gain," 2 Aug. 2020 Even mild dehydration can be a physical stressor to the body, according to Melissa Majumdar, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "How much water do we really need to drink?," 14 May 2020 Harris Health now uses the tablets to provide on-demand access to interpreters for non-native English-speaking patients, patient consultations with pharmacists and dietitians, and video chats with patients’ family and loved ones. Paris Martineau, Wired, "iPads Are Crucial Health Care Tools in Combating Covid-19," 8 Apr. 2020 Many nutritionists, dietitians and fitness coaches are working virtually. Kavita Daswani, Los Angeles Times, "20 easy ways to manage stress eating during quarantine," 3 Apr. 2020 Lauren Marlow, a dietitian who works for CPS student dining services, said families have also received homework packets, coloring books and games while picking up food from the 24 sites. Max Londberg,, "Hungry? CPS food pick-up sites provide relief in many ways for Cincinnati's children," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of dietitian

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dietitian

dietitian irregular from diet entry 1 + -ician

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16 Nov 2020

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“Dietitian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dietitian

: a person whose job is to give people advice about what to eat in order to be healthy


variants: or dietician \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈti-​shən \

Kids Definition of dietitian

: a person trained to give advice about diet and nutrition


variants: or dietician \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈtish-​ən How to pronounce dietician (audio) \

Medical Definition of dietitian

: a specialist in dietetics

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