Work Nature

  • Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.
  •  Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards. 
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling. 
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation. 
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life. 
  • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient or client. 
  • Plan, conduct, and evaluate dietary, nutritional, and epidemiological research. 
  • Write research reports and other publications to document and communicate research findings. 
  • Purchase food in accordance with health and safety codes. 
  • Manage quantity food service departments or clinical and community nutrition services. 
  • Coordinate diet counseling services. 
  • Make recommendations regarding public policy, such as nutrition labeling, food fortification, and nutrition standards for school programs. 
  • Inspect meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and standards of palatability and appearance. 

Key Skills

  • Nutrition expert
  • Social Skills

Occupations

  • Clinical Dietician, Clinical Dietitian, Correctional Food Service Supervisor, Dietary Manager, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Outpatient Dietitian, Pediatric Clinical Dietician, Registered Dietician, Registered Dietitian

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Medium
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
High
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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