If you’ve searched for advice on nutrition, you might have come across lots of different “professionals” ready to help. If you had trouble distinguishing the difference between dietitian and nutritionist, you are not alone! I’m here to shed some light on this topic.
Difference between nutritionist and dietitian
A useful way to think about the difference between the two is that all registered dietitians can be considered nutritionists, but not all nutritionist can be considered registered dietitians. The term “nutritionist” has no strict definition on its own. This is important to know because anyone may call themselves a nutritionist without any formal training in the subject.
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