dietitian

noun
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

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Find more nutrition columns from registered dietitian Molly Kimball at NOLA.com here. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "5 sweet (some spicy) healthy Valentine's Day treats for your sweetie," 6 Feb. 2018 Guests then meet with the staff dietitian to discuss eating and lifestyle recommendations. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Your Next Trip Might Change Your Life," 1 June 2018 Choosing between leafy greens is like Sophie’s Choice for dietitians. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Kale Is Actually One of the Healthiest Things You Can Eat," 17 Dec. 2018 And the macro diet — AKA counting your macros — is another phrase that's popping up amongst athletes and dietitians. Colleen Stinchcombe, Redbook, "What Are Macros, Exactly?," 27 Aug. 2018 Garrett later is promoted to school dietitian, and four of the girls move into new quarters above the cafeteria. Fox News, "Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Biel in talks to reboot 'The Facts of Life'," 4 Aug. 2018 Researchers started withholding food from lab animals on alternate days, says Michelle Harvie, a research dietitian in Manchester, England. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "Not So Fast," 24 Sep. 2018 Marjorie Nolan Cohn, a registered dietitian and nutrition director for Metro Behavioral Health Associates, an eating disorder treatment center in New York, points to the country's current food climate as conducive to cleansing. Courtney Rubin, Marie Claire, "Cleansing's Dirty Secret," 26 Apr. 2013 But both dietitians agree that there is no good in feeling guilty or upset the day after a big meal. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Holidays Are Coming—Here's How To Get Back On Track After a Big Meal," 19 Oct. 2018

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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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dietitian

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dietitian

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

dietitian

noun
di·​e·​ti·​tian
variants: or dietician \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈti-​shən \

Kids Definition of dietitian

: a person trained to give advice about diet and nutrition

dietitian

noun
di·​eti·​tian
variants: or dietician \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈtish-​ən How to pronounce dietician (audio) \

Medical Definition of dietitian

: a specialist in dietetics

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