All these people talk about food in relation to health so what’s the difference between them?

Nutritionist – is a broad descriptor.  Anyone could claim to be an expert in nutrition – we all eat!  So a nutritionist may not be appropriately qualified and as such, would not be eligible for membership to a professional body like BANT.

Dietitian – typically work within NHS, although some will work directly with the public.  Dieticians have a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Nutritional Therapist – usually works in private practice.  They should be appropriately qualified and have a recognised qualification in Nutritional Therapy.  Typically they offer personalised health plans, using nutrition and lifestyle interventions.