History of Dietetics and Dietitians

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The term 'dietitian' was in use after the establishment of the science of nutrition.

False

The use of diet in the treatment of disease was solely based on scientific knowledge.

False

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are not involved in work in healthcare settings.

False

The role of the dietitian has remained unchanged in the past 50 years.

False

Physicians were the only individuals practicing and teaching about good dietary practices in the ancient times.

False

The dietitian is not considered an expert in the planning and evaluation of nutritional care for patients requiring therapeutic dietary regimens.

False

The primary role of a clinical dietitian is to improve or maintain the health of patients.

True

A Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) is a technician who has completed registration eligibility requirements established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

True

Five main characteristics of dietetic practice qualify it for professional status.

True

Dietitians are not involved in identifying nutrition problems.

False

To introduce yourself professionally in an interview, you should mention only your full name and educational background.

False

Most Registered Dietitians (RDs) are found in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and other healthcare facilities.

True

Dietitians do not work in sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs.

False

A clinical dietitian is responsible for managing the foodservice operation in healthcare facilities.

False

A Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) has achieved additional certification in specialized areas of practice.

False

Dietitians do not have an obligation for continuing education, research, and sharing of knowledge for the common good.

False

Learn about the historical development of the dietetics profession and the early practices of using diet in the treatment of diseases. Explore the use of diet and nutrition in health and disease before it became an accepted scientific discipline.

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