Science that investigates the relationships between food ingested by man and diseases, seeking the well-being and preservation of human health.
Nutritionist is the health professional who specializes in human nutrition and has an academic background in Nutrition. It is your responsibility to plan meals, prepare menus and control feeding and nutrition programs.
In the clinical area, the nutritionist guides individually or in a group, people who need a specific diet, such as obese, diabetic, hypertensive and others.
In addition to the natural way of eating food (oral), nutrition can also be done either enterally (food is placed directly into the gastrointestinal tract) or parenterally (food is administered directly into the vein), in patients with special nutritional needs.
Good nutrition means prevention of chronic diseases, healthy living and quality of life. Many health problems can be avoided through healthy eating, which follows the proper proportions of each food.