Work Nature

  • 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.
  • Select, train and supervise workers who plan, prepare and serve meals.
  • Organize, develop, analyze, test, and prepare special meals such as low-fat, low-cholesterol and chemical-free meals.
  • Prepare and administer budgets for food, equipment and supplies.

Key Skills

  • Food Labeling Regulations
  • Food Preparation
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Product Development
  • Food Safety
  • Quality Assurance
  • Data Analysis
  • Technical Analysis


  • Food Engineer
  • Food Hygiene Officers
  • Food Inspectors
  • Food Process Manager
  • Food Processing technician
  • Food Product Manager
  • Food Technologist
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Technologist
  • Dietetics
  • Food Scientist and Technologist
  • Nutritionist

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