"[Dietitians] love food – it unites us all. We believe in its power to enhance lives and improve health, and our curiosity to understand the science behind it drives us; it is our passion and our calling."
Now, the bigger question is usually "what's the difference between dietitians & nutritionists?" - the simple answer is educational background, experience settings and provincial regulation.
Dietitians are Nutritionists, but Nutritionists are not Dietitians.
Dietitians have to get at least 4 years of university education plus a supervised & structured internship in a variety of settings (on inpatient hospital wards, in outpatient clinics, public health centers, hospital foodservice administration, and research). Dietitians are registered and regulated by a provincial regulatory body (College of Dietitians of BC).
We are also the only nutrition-professionals legally able to work in hospitals and provide medical nutrition therapy.
If you'd like a bit more information and details on how this is done and the difference in titles across Canada, check out Dietitians of Canada post, here. If you want a direct comparison of dietitian, nutritionist and holistic nutritionist roles, check out Dietetic Directions' post, here.