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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To find a doctor or registered dietitian at Henry Ford Health System, visit or call 1-800-HENRYFORD (436-7936). Sayde Beeler, Rdn, Detroit Free Press, "Freezer meals: A how-to guide," 2 Sep. 2019 Those stores include on-site dietitians, nurse practitioners, lab services and medical supplies on the shelves. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Malls are filling their empty spaces with doctor's offices," 23 July 2019 Join ShopRite's dietitian, Michelle Mattia, for a hands-on workshop with kid-friendly snacks., "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 10 July 2019 CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. Tom Murphy,, "CVS announces further expansion into health care services," 4 June 2019 These tests give the staff doctors, registered dietitians and physiologist a baseline for plans that include customized diet, sleep and exercise recommendations. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Hollywood-Loved Spas and Clinics Where Stars Seek Secrets to Living Longer," 8 Aug. 2019 What’s in the box Team dietitian Lisa McDowell took the prospects on a shopping trip to Meijer, where each player had a $25 gift certificate to spend on snacks. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Takeaways from Detroit Red Wings development camp: Swede-on-Swede fights," 30 June 2019 Talk to a doctor or dietitian about your symptoms, and work with them (through blood work, allergy tests, and other diagnostic tools) to figure out if a specific dietary change might be what’s best for you. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, "Are Eggs Bad for You? The Verdict Is Still Out.," 15 June 2019 That's not ideal to Nick Yonko, sports dietitian for the Louisville men's basketball team. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "U of L basketball players eat 10 times a day. What the heck are they chowing down on?," 11 July 2019

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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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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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