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Dietetic Pocket Guide

“It is truly a ‘pocket guide’ but its size in no way compromises its level of insight and use. This guide promotes and encourages our profession and is a real contribution and asset for dietitians. I am sure this is one little book they would all like to have in their pockets.”

Anne E de Looy, Honorary President of EFAD

Dietetic Pocket Guide: Adults

The Dietetic Pocket Guide adults is designed to help dietitians working in all care settings and with all patient groups to complete a full dietetic assessment and diagnosis.

This guide contains a wealth of relevant information, tests and criteria in 10 chapters that cover nutritional status, energy- and protein requirements, macro- and micronutrients, the gastrointestinal tract, classification of organ failure and diseases, interpretation of laboratory test results, measurement of losses from the body, relevant medication and interactions with food, assessment of body composition and other outcomes for the assessment of patients’ somatic, functional, psychological and social status.

“A gold mine of information for dietitians and all professionals who have an interest in clinical nutrition.”

André van Gossum, Chairman of ESPEN

“The essential pocket guide for health practitioners working in clinical nutrition – should be a part of every nutrition tool kit.”

Liz Isenring, professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, Bond University, Australia


The Dietetic Pocket Guide adults has been developed to support an evidence-based and uniform approach to dietetic diagnosis. It is linked to this website where you can find additional resources and model patient cases that illustrate the dietetic diagnosis.


Nicolette Wierdsma PhD RD –

Hinke Kruizenga PhD RD –

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