At Gastro SB you will be evaluated by a bilingual Registered Dietitian.
It is important to understand the difference between a bilingual dietitian and bilingual nutritionist. The title Nutritionist isn’t legally regulated. Anybody can claim to be a nutritionist; however, a Registered Dietitian is a legally regulated title given to professionals that undergo extensive education in the field. A Registered Dietitian must receive their Bachelor’s degree in nutrition through a program accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, complete over 1200 hours of supervised practice, pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam, and receive continued education credit to maintain the title. A Registered Dietitian will certainly have a broader knowledge and will use contemporary scientific practices to assess your nutrition needs. It is important you get the most appropriate recommendations and plan needed to reach your nutritional goals.
Likewise, it is equally important for the Registered Dietitian to provide a treatment that takes into account the culture, language, and customs of the individual as it largely influences nutrition. Our registered San Diego Dietitian will tailor her assessment to best suit your preferences by collecting measurements, the amount of calories, and type of foods you eat to make appropriate changes.
In addition to understanding the possible cultural differences, it is important to understand the language to effectively serve patients and better manage digestive issues or obesity.
Understanding the language and customs are also very important in Chula Vista, San Diego since we are close to Tijuana, Mexico.