Understanding Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition is a field of science that studies the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in food and how they help the body. Nutrition also explores how a person’s diet and overall health can cause sickness and disease, thereby gaining knowledge on how the proper diet in a person might prevent illness and allergies.


Dietetics is a field of science that deals with what we eat and how the food we take in affects our health. Dietetics determines what diet and nutritional therapies an individual needs to improve health-related issues, such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.