Proficiency Standards

Proficiency Standards for Dietitians and Nutritionists

Dietitians are professionals with a recognised degree in nutrition and dietetics. Dietitians translate and apply the science and art of food and human nutrition to maintain and promote the health of individuals, groups, and the community, in both health and disease.

Nutritionists are professionals with a recognised degree in human nutrition. Nutritionists integrate and apply scientific knowledge from relevant sciences to promote the understanding of the effects of nutrition, and to enhance the impact of food to maintain and promote the health of healthy individuals, groups, and the community.

The constitution set out the standards of proficiency for safe and effective practice that SNDA expects Accredited Dietitians in Singapore (ADS) and Accredited Nutritionists in Singapore (ANS) to meet. The standards explain the key obligations expected by SNDA of each dietitian and nutritionist. These standards are mainly applicable to all dietitians and nutritionists regardless of their area, setting or focus of practice. The broad standard statements can be used as a framework for the development of standards at a more specific level.