What is Dietary Counselling?
A dietary counsellor will advise clients in formulating healthy eating programmes for weight loss and to improve their general health and wellbeing. The goal of the counsellor is to offer the client strategies for personal change and to work towards a sustainable healthier future using dietary analysis software, body composition analysis and health coaching. A dietary counsellor will focus on putting together a healthy eating programme that will ensure their client is eating for optimal health and to minimise the impact of genetic and environmental influences e.g. stress, pollution and lifestyle. When preparing a diet plan for a client, a good dietary counsellor must take into account the food preferences, cooking skills, available time and exercise preferences of the individual.
A nutritional therapist or a dietary counsellor should educate and motivate clients towards personal change that will benefit their quality of life for the rest of their lives. This positive influence can then extend further than that single person as they will go on to instil healthy habits in their families and friends. A career in either field is very rewarding as you truly make a life-changing difference in the lives of your clients and their extended families.
If you are interested in a career in Dietary Counselling, please view our certificate courses.