Are Nutritional Therapists And Dietitians Different?

Nutritional therapists work with optimum amounts of nutrients, which are the amounts needed to minimize helath problems and promote optimum  health.
 
Dietitians work with reference nutrient intakes (RNI) or recommended daily allowances (RDA), which are set by the government and are the amounts needed to prevent deficiency diseases in the majority of population.

Nutritional therapists work on prevention of health problems, as well as encouraging the body to heal itself, and incorporate environmental factors into their treatment plans. They also look at the patient holistically.

Dietitians tend to focus on a particular health problem and do not necessarily take environmental factors into consideration. Therefore their approach to treatment can be more symptom rather than patient-oriented.