Nutrition

Nutrition is the science of how food is used in the body, specifically the digestion, absorption and metabolism of the food we eat and nutrients. For most people nutrition refers simply to our diet, or the everyday food we eat, and how it can help or hinder health outcomes. Good nutrition ensures a varied diet that affords us all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants that we need as well as a balanced distribution of the macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats). Additionally, good nutrition can with weight management, reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases and improving mood.

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Nutrition is the science of how food is used in the body, specifically the digestion, absorption and metabolism of the food we eat and nutrients. For most people nutrition refers simply to our diet, or the everyday food we eat, and how it can help or hinder health outcomes. Good nutrition ensures a varied diet that affords us all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants that we need as well as a balanced distribution of the macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats). Additionally, good nutrition can with weight management, reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases and improving mood.

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A dietitian: provides individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management for appropriate nutritional intake and weight management. Find a dietician

A nutritionist: provides a range of evidence based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health. There is no industry specific assessing authority that assesses the qualifications of nutritionists who are not dietitians.Find a nutritionist

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Thank you Melinda Overall for her contribution to the information on this page. Overall Nutrition