History of Dietetics and Dietitians
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History of Dietetics and Dietitians

Explore the historical roots and evolution of dietetics and the profession of dietitians, from its early practices to modern scientific advancements. Learn about the application of nutrition science in promoting health and treating diseases, and the historical context in which dietitians have operated.

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What is the primary focus of dietetics?

Applying scientific nutrition to human health and disease

What term was used to describe a practitioner of dietetics before the science of nutrition became an accepted discipline?

Dietitian

Who is now accepted as the expert in the planning and evaluation of nutritional care for patients requiring therapeutic dietary regimens?

Dietitian

What do clinical dietitians specialize in?

<p>Work in healthcare settings</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who else, besides physicians, practiced and taught about good dietary practices in the past?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the primary basis for using diet in the treatment of disease in ancient practices?

<p>Trial and error</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary role of a clinical dietitian?

<p>Educating patients about nutrition and administering medical nutrition therapy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What qualifies dietetic practice for professional status?

<p>Specialized body of knowledge, specialized services to society, obligation for service to the client, concern for competence and honor, and obligation for continuing education</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the functions of dietetics?

<p>Monitoring effectiveness of nutrition interventions</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where are most Registered Dietitians (RDs) found?

<p>Hospitals, HMOs, and other healthcare facilities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)?

<p>Assessing nutritional status of patients</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be included in a professional self-introduction during an interview?

<p>Polite greeting, full name, relevant work experience, key skills and strengths, career objective, and gratitude</p> Signup and view all the answers

How can a self-introduction be described?

<p>Passionate, ambitious, and introverted</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do Registered Dietitians (RDs) do in schools and day care centers?

<p>Plan menus and purchase food</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which settings do RDs educate patients about nutrition?

<p>Hospitals, HMOs, and other healthcare facilities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one characteristic that qualifies dietetic practice for professional status?

<p>Specialized knowledge and services rendered to society</p> Signup and view all the answers

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