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

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Ideally, each athlete races with a personalized refueling strategy developed by a sports nutritionist that addresses their specific needs. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "14 Experienced New York City Marathoners Share Their Best Tips for First-Timers," 30 Oct. 2018 Before Fluide, Giancarlo worked in design, creative strategy, and dabbled in typographic cake-making while Kraber worked in the start-up sphere and as a nutritionist. Ludmila Leiva, Allure, "Meet Fluide, the Makeup Brand That Believes in the Power of Inclusion — Not Tokenism," 10 Sep. 2018 Google gave me a ton of wedding beauty tips, some skin-care stuff, and a lot of results about nutritionists and personal trainers and wedding diet plans. Kaye Toal, SELF, "I'm Fat and I'm Not Going to Lose Weight for My Wedding," 1 Mar. 2019 Pelletier continues to meet in person with a psychotherapist and a nutritionist regularly. Juli Fraga,, "People with eating disorders use apps to navigate supermarket aisles," 21 May 2018 South Korean team KT Rolster hired a nutritionist two years ago who dictates breakfast, lunch and dinner. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "‘My Arms Were Really Skinny.’ Professional Videogamers Are Working Out," 11 Oct. 2018 Smith points to community outreach, including a nutritionist currently visiting schools to discuss good eating habits with young students. Michael Candelaria,, "Central Florida marks National Nutrition Month with advice for healthy eating," 12 Mar. 2018 Gulvas was a sports science major who was on her way to becoming a nutritionist when a friend asked her to help on the bottling line at Back Pocket Brewing in Coralville, Iowa. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meet Milwaukee's female craft brewers — both of them," 18 Jan. 2018 Renee Matthews is an Orlando mom of two, a nutritionist and the owner of Renee Nutrition LLC, a brand that specializes in gluten-free eating. Katie Parsons,, "Teaching kids to cook: It's never too early," 17 Apr. 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nutritionist

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


nu·​tri·​tion·​ist | \ -ˈtrish-(ə-)nəst How to pronounce nutritionist (audio) \

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: a specialist in the study of nutrition

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