Dietetics & Nutrition
MEDICIS – Woluwe
The dietician can also carry out consultations specialized in sports nutrition:
- Weight management
- Natural optimization of performances
- Management of glycogen, especially before and during a competition
He will give you food preparation techniques and multiples types of cooking.
Tel : 02 / 762 03 25
DIETCONSULT – Uccle
Tel : 02 / 421 16 21
BALANCED SPORTS CLINIC - Brussels
Tel : 0499 / 29 53 06
MEDICAL CENTER MEDIMARIEN-Schaerbeek
Rue Marcel Marien, 21 - 1030 Schaerbeek
Tel : 02 / 743 07 80
ALEXIS DE HEMPTINNE - Schaerbeek
Are you a nutritionist in Brussels ?
Dietitian and nutritionist : what are the differences?
In Belgium, the title of "dietitian" is protected by the law. It means that the workers of this field need a certification issued by the authorities. As members of the medical staff, these experts follow a three-year course and receive at the end a bachelor’s degree.
On the contrary, the professional activity of nutritionist is not protected by the law, which therefore means that whenever you are visiting this type of doctor, you are not sure to visit an expert. However, a GP or a dietitian can hold, in addition to his/her title of doctor, a title of nutritionist. Indeed, throughout medical school, it is possible to get a specialisation in “clinical nutrition”.
Concerning the services they provide, the dietitian will follow known rules and scientific programs in order to help you to find a life balance. They are in constant exchange with doctors, researchers and so on to provide a service based on the latest discoveries in this field. Their advice addresses a whole group of individuals. By contrast, a nutritionist may give some pieces of advice for specific diets such as gluten intolerant or vegetarian.
Indeed, if you suffer from a serious disease linked to weight (diabetes, obesity...) or from eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia...), you are more likely to follow the advice of a professional, that is to say a dietitian. Otherwise, if you are simply looking for a new diet which will help you feel good or sleep better, the help of a nutritionist can be sufficient.
Information published on the page Brussels Wellness / Dietetics and nutrition.