oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Compulsory community service for dietitians - monitoring and mentoring : editorial

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



In South Africa eight universities offer a recognised and accredited degree programme in dietetics/human nutrition that consists of both theoretical and practical (including internship) training. A graduate in dietetics/ human nutrition is therefore a professional who has successfully met the recommended specific outcomes regarding professional training for entry-level dietitians for registration in South Africa.1 These outcomes are in accordance with the scope of practice for dietetics (Act 56 of 1974; section 33(1)).

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