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About Innovative Nutrition
About Sarah Rush, MSc
Bachelor of Science in Food science and Microbiology (Leeds University, UK), Marketing Diploma, Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK, 1991) and Medical Masters in Human Nutrition (Sheffield University, UK, 2004), Dietetic Internship, B.C, 2007. This together with 24 years of experience working in various fields of food and nutrition, and living around the world has created a Dietitian with a unique style.
“To achieve good health we have to balance our lives better, slow down and take more interest in our health, particularly the quantity and quality if food we eat.
I believe that everyone can benefit from talking to or seeing a dietitian, I have seen people who believe they know so much about nutrition only to find a major misunderstanding of their bodies chemistry, so that their work out was making them ill!”
“Living in different countries in the world has shown me how much an impact, culture, advertising and food availability have on the way we eat, and not all of it is good", says Sarah.
Sarah has recently moved to Brisbane, Australia, for a 2 year stay, from where she will continue to help clients on line and via her newsletters. This will be an experience which she believes will increase her knowledge about how our enviroment influences our health and weight. Sarah moved to Australia from British Columbia B.C where her work as a Hospital Dietitian, teaching healthy eating and Diabetes Classes, seeing outpatients and covering wards, had convinced her that now, even more than ever, we need to take charge of our eating habits in order to be healthy.
Dietitians vs. Nutritionists
Good health is probably the most valuable asset you have. As good nutrition is fundimental to good health you should protect your health by getting your nutrition and diet advice from appropriately trained and qualified individuals.
Registered Dietitians must be University educated to BSc. level, and then must undergo further extensive training, including clinical training in hospitals and experience in public health as part of their registration process (known as an internship). Dietitians are bound by a code of ethics to offer only sound, correct and appropriate advice to you. Only Dietitians can work in hospitals and Doctors always refer patients to Registered Dietitians for nutrition advice. In every province practicing Dietitians are regulated, so you can be sure that you are getting safe and ethical advice.
What about Nutritionists?
Often the term Nutritionist gets interchanged with Dietitian, but the label Nutritonist is not protected, and unfortunately anybody can call themselves a Nutritionist. With a "Nutritional consultant”, education and training vary, and there is no government regulation, no clinical practicum or exam. “Nutritionists” are often seen as people who focus more on "wellness" alongside healthy eating, but the reality is, that Dietitians always have the same principle in mind, but they come with a guarantee of a certain standard of knowledge, training and ethics.