What is a Dietitian?

Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level.

They work with healthy people as well as people with health problems in a variety of settings including hospitals and community settings. They work with people across the whole age range from pre conception to older adults. They can also work in the food industry, workplace, catering, education, sport and the media.

This film shows you more about what dietitians do:

We work with people in a wide range of areas and topics from healthy eating and recipes to supporting people to lose weight, eating for recovery from illness including – COVID 19 and Cancer – and help inform and educate about Diabetes and other long term conditions.
Please see the Supporting my rehab page or for a range of medical conditions covered. Alternatively the Related Information tab on the right hand side will signpost you to further information.

If you would like to be referred to see a dietitian please either speak to your GP or complete this self referral form.

Here is a wider range of resources for nutrition information related to children.

We work with people in a wide range of areas and topics from healthy eating and recipes to supporting people to lose weight, eating for recovery from illness including – COVID 19 and Cancer – and help inform and educate about Diabetes and other long term conditions.
Please see  of our pages or visit the supporting my rehab page for a range of medical conditions covered.

Contact details

University Hospital of Wales
Tel: 029 2074 4294
E-mail: dietetic.admin.uhw@wales.nhs.uk

University Hospital Llandough
Dietetic Services at Barry Hospital and Rookwood Hospital
Tel: 029 2071 5281 
E-mail: Dietetics.Llandough@wales.nhs.uk

The Community Adult Dietetic and Paediatric Service, based at Riverside Health Centre
Tel: 029 2090 7681
E-mail: dietitians.cav@wales.nhs.uk

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