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Statement Paper

EFAD ESDN Obesity Statement on the Role of the Dietitian in the Management of Obesity

Dietitians play a key role in the management of obesity in adults and children at every level. They are uniquely qualified to translate the scientific evidence on energy intake and expenditure, nutrition and behaviour into practical dietary advice and the provision of healthy food. Dietitians use counselling techniques to support individuals and groups who are overweight or obese or have obesity related conditions, such as diabetes and coronary heart disease, in an effective way both short term and long term (Lichtenstein 2007, Zazpe 2008, Govers 2009, Delahanty 2010).
This paper describes the role of the dietitian in the Management of Obesity.
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