Every day while doing my job, I am struck at how amazing my job is, and how privileged I am to be able to help our clients get the most out of their lives. Even while I was studying to become a dietitian, I didn’t quite realise how varied and exciting each day was going to be. Here are seven reasons why I think my job is the best in the world, and why all dietitians are extraordinary:
1. We can help with just about any medical condition
Whether you’ve suffered a broken leg, or have some issues with your mental health, and everything in between, we are able to support your treatment so you can recover more quickly and completely.
2. We don’t just think about what’s going in your mouth
We want to know all about you, not just about what you eat. That includes what is happening in your life, inside your head, and what’s coming out the other end, as well.
3. We’re flexible and adaptable in our treatments
We are trained and skilled in being able to tailor our recommendations to suit you and your unique lifestyle and circumstances.
4. We can help you no matter who you are
No matter your age, race, gender or culture, we can help you. We honour all cultures and all walks of life in our practice.
5. We’re team players
We love to work with doctors, speech pathologists, exercise physiologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists… and with you, the client!
6. We pop up in all sorts of places!
You will find us working in all sorts of places; private practice and hospitals, in the community supporting people with chronic conditions, delivering education programs to school children and families, in corporations keeping employees and their families healthy and productive, in research, in supermarkets… the possibilities are expanding every day.
7. We love food!
There’s nothing we love better than to talk about food. We love it, understand it, and want everyone to enjoy it in the best way possible for them.
These are just a few of the many reasons why dietitians are so extraordinary! What is it about dietitians that make them extraordinary for you?
Happy Dietitians Week from all of us at Bright Diets!