History of Dietetics and Dietitians

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Home economists, nurses, and cooks were practicing and teaching about good dietary practices?

True

The term 'dietitian' was in use before the science of nutrition became an accepted discipline?

True

The use of diet in the treatment of disease was based more on trial and error than on scientific knowledge?

True

The role of the dietitian has changed markedly in the past 50 years?

True

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

True

The primary role of a clinical dietitian is to design nutrition programs to improve the health of patients.

True

Clinical dietitians are not Registered Dietitians who specialize in work in healthcare settings?

False

A Registered Dietitian (RD) has completed the registration eligibility requirements established by the commission on Dietetic Registration.

True

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

True

One of the five main characteristics that qualify dietetic practice for professional status is an obligation for service to the client that overrides personal considerations.

True

To introduce yourself professionally in an interview, you should mention your educational background and relevant work experience.

True

One of the functions of dietetics is to develop care plans for patients.

True

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

True

RDs manage the foodservice operations in schools, day care centers, and correctional facilities.

True

RDs educate clients about the connection between food, fitness, and health in sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs.

True

RDs also oversee everything from food purchasing and preparation to managing the staff in foodservice operations.

True

Explore the history of dietetics and the role of dietitians in the application of nutrition science to human health and disease. Learn about the evolution of using diet in the treatment of diseases and the ancient practices that paved the way for modern dietetics.

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