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A Nutritional Assessment is an in-depth evaluation of both objective and subjective data related to an individual’s food and nutrient intake, lifestyle and medical history.


Elements of the Assessment:

  • Personal details (age and occupation)
  • Anthropometric data: i.e. height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist Circumference, Plicometry, Body Composition Analysis (download pdf), Weight history.
  • REE and TEE Assessment
  • Level of Physical Activity
  • Biochemical data: laboratory tests based on blood and urine can be important indicators of nutritional status
  • Clinical data: information about the individual medical history, including acute and chronic illness and diagnostic procedures, therapies or treatment. Information about dental, oral and gastrointestinal health
  • Dietary information: dietary intake documented by nutrition interview, food diary, food frequency questionnaires; information about food allergies or intolerances

A Dietitian is not a Medical Doctor therefore he or she has to work on the basis of a Medical Doctor’s diagnosis enabling him or her to supply dietary guidance in case of:

  • Overweight/obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Gastro intestinal Diseases
  • Liver Diseases
  • Oncology Disesases
  • Allergies and Intolerances
  • Any other disease requiring a special concern about nutrition