nu·​tri·​tion·​ist | \ nu̇-ˈtri-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce nutritionist (audio) , nyu̇- \

Definition of nutritionist

: a specialist in the study of nutrition

Examples of nutritionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ask your doctors for a referral to a nutritionist to help figure out better food choices and portion control. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: OB/GYN is relentless/disagreeable about weight gain," 10 Sep. 2020 The answer is complicated, according to celebrity nutritionist Serena Poon. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Cloud bread is the next quarantine cooking craze: Everything to know about the viral dish," 20 Aug. 2020 If that's the case, you may be prescribed dietary supplements or referred to a nutritionist. Jacqueline Kilikita,, "Hair Loss Is The COVID-19 Side Effect No One Saw Coming," 20 Aug. 2020 Though the name is new, the idea of lazy keto has been around for a while, says nutritionist DJ Blatner, RDN, the author of The Superfood Swap. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "The Lazy Keto Diet Is the Latest Health Craze, But Should You Try It?," 17 June 2020 Catanzaro also established an app for individual workouts, and the university has a nutritionist for the players. Bob Narang,, "For Lake Forest College football, which had a COVID-19 testing partner and a plan to isolate players, there is no ‘solace in company’ as others cancel too," 14 Aug. 2020 Our nutritionist says there are other breakfast items containing eggs and cheese at the chain that are just as delicious and much healthier for you. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Is Starbucks’ Impossible Breakfast Sandwich Healthy? A Nutritionist Weighs In," 24 June 2020 The store employs about 45 people, including Doug Schultz's wife, Ruth, a pharmacist and clinical nutritionist, and Dave Schultz's wife, Shirley, who are both buyers for the store. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Like a family to us': Tobin's pharmacy, hearing center and fine gift store in Oconomowoc is closing this fall," 9 July 2020 Lisa Drayer, an award winning nutritionist and author and CNN, said these guideline updates reflect the latest science. Jen Christensen, CNN, "To lower your cancer risk, move more and skip the cocktails and steaks, guidelines say," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of nutritionist

1921, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2020

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“Nutritionist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nutritionist

: a person whose job is to give advice on how food affects your health


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Medical Definition of nutritionist

: a specialist in the study of nutrition

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