2265-Dieticians and nutritionists

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Dieticians and nutritionists
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Job Description: 
Dieticians and nutritionists assess, plan and implement programs to enhance the impact of food and nutrition on human health.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) instructing individuals, families and communities on nutrition, the planning of diets and preparation of food to maximize health benefits and reduce potential risks to health
  • (b) planning diets and menus, supervising the preparation and serving of meals, and monitoring food intake and quality to provide nutritional care in settings offering food services
  • (c) compiling and assessing data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities based on nutritional values of food served or consumed
  • (d) planning and conducting nutrition assessments, intervention programmes, and education and training to improve nutritional levels among individuals and communities
  • (e) consulting with other health professionals and care providers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients
  • (f) developing and evaluating food and nutrition products to meet nutritional requirements
  • (g) conducting research on nutrition and disseminating the findings at scientific conferences and in other settings.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Clinical dietician
- Food service dietician
- Nutritionist
- Public health nutritionist
- Sports nutritionist

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