Dieticians work with people with complex needs and food related problems to improve their health. Our professional teams work with all age groups, ethnic groups and across all social and financial circumstances, to prevent food related problems and promote nutritional wellbeing. We also provide nutritional training, education and information for health professionals and other agencies.

Our dieticians work in clinical teams to provide specialist services all round Fife. The service includes: Acute Services, ANITT, CAMHS, Diabetes, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Nutritional Support, Older People, Paediatrics, Primary Care, Health Improvement and Adult Weight Management. Read more about our specialist teams.

Dieticians work with people with complex needs to improve their health outcomes. They do this by looking at all the evidence and making professional judgements to help people to change behaviours to improve their nutritional health.

Dietitian or Nutritionist?

There is a difference between Dietitians and Nutritionists; Nutritionists are qualified to provide information about food and healthy eating; some qualified Nutritionists work in the NHS in health promotion.

Anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist, Nutritional Therapist, Clinical Nutritionist or Diet Expert. They are a non-regulated group and are not permitted by law to call themselves ‘Dietitians’. Dietitians on the other hand are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, and the title 'Dietitian' is the only nutrition title to be protected by law. Dietitians are qualified professionals and belong to the Allied Health Professions.