|Grouping||Dietary & Nutritional Service Providers|
|Level||Level II - Classification|
|Definition||A specialist in adapting and applying food and nutrient knowledge to the solution of food and nutritional problems, the control of disease, and the promotion of health. Nutritionists perform research, instruct groups and individuals about nutritional requirements, and assist people in developing meal patterns that meet their nutritional needs; (2) A nutritionist is someone who has completed undergraduate and/or graduate training in the discipline of nutrition without necessarily meeting the academic and experience requirements to qualify for the Registered Dietitian designation.|
|Notes||Source: (1) Rhea, Ott, and Shafritz, The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, New York: Facts On File Publications, 1988.|
|Version||NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021|
The code 133N00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for nutritionist grouped under dietary & nutritional service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 4,702 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is nutritionist of which 3,453 are registered as females, 421 registered as males and 828 are organizations.
133N00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.
Nutritionist Health Care Providers by State
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