Dietetics: The History And History Of Dietetics

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HISTORY OF DIETETICS INTRODUCTION History is important this is because it helps us learn who we are and where we come from and it also gives people the idea of how people in the past lived, their thoughts, attitude and also practice. The far most important thing in learning history is that it is core to intellectual growth and the development of an individual. The dignity of history consists in reciting events with accuracy and truth, and in representing human agents and their actions in an interesting and intrusive form. In this essay the history of dietetics will be discussed. Firstly, the history of dietetics in the world will be discussed looking at the arguments between great physicians. Secondly, we will look at how dietetics was practiced…show more content…
They discovered it through their everyday experience which led them to realize that diet is important in both health and illness. These experiences made dietetics a separate branch of medicine; 490bc after it was discovered by the Greeks that diet plays an important role in a human’s health, physicians started playing an important role in making dietetics to be know and also making a separate branch to medicine. Hippocrates was the most eminent Greek physician who did his treatise on diet. “Many remarks of the entire Hippocratic work (corpus hippocratium) actually reveal the importance of the dietetics profession and nutritional choices in human neurology” (P.K.Skiadas &la scarato,…show more content…
Military-they played an important role during the civil war, worldwar1 and world war2. This is because they served in military hospitals around the world. During the World War 2 1940 hundred of dietitians volunteered for active services. HISTORY OF DIETETICS IN THE SUB SAHARAN AFRICA The sub-Saharan region was one of the unfortunate when it comes to people studying dietetics the reason behind was little was known about this profession and there were no institutions offering the dietetics degree. People who have studied dietetics their job was to serve patients in the hospital, but they were not allowed to treat patient because it was thought that their jobs was to only give food to the patient not looking the type of nutrients are required to give to patients. During the 1940s dietitian who studied abroad their countries were recruited to work in local hospitals, but the catering officers didn’t like it which led to a conflict which all caused by supremacy where dietitians had to quarrel with the catering officer. During the period of 1998 training programs were introduced to the countries that didn’t offer a dietetics degree, countries like Ghana, Angola and Gabon. The programs helped produced well trained
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