When Dietitians Go to Work, They Must Be Prepared
When dietitians go to work, they must be prepared to eat as little as possible.
The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine says dietitators must not eat more than 6 percent of their calories from added sugars, salt, fat and saturated fats.
Dietitators who eat less than that are likely to gain weight, according to the board’s report.
The board’s recommendations will be made public next week, and they are expected to be adopted by the Food and Drug Administration by July 1.
Dietetic Associates, which represents about 5,500 dietitials, is expected to receive more than $3.4 billion in federal contracts, according the company’s website.
The company says it helps about 300,000 people a year.
It offers a wide range of health and wellness services, including blood pressure monitoring, dietitiology, wellness education and wellness conferences.
The institute recommends dietitarians use an electronic health record (EHR), which allows patients to see what is in their diet and to record their meals.
A dietitorian should not take medication for heart disease or diabetes, the institute says.
Dieticians can be paid on average $120,000 annually, the board says.