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Job Description

Nutritionists study and provide advice on dietary habits to encourage the achievement of a healthy lifestyle.

Duties and Tasks

Nutritionists may perform the following tasks:

  • consult with individuals and groups, including sportspeople, on their dietary habits and assess potential nutritional deficiencies
  • prescribe diet plans based upon the assessment of medical and nutritional needs
  • liaise with other health professionals on nutrition, including controlled diets for people with special needs
  • monitor clients' progress and quality of food to provide ongoing nutritional care
  • collect, organise and analyse data relating to the health and nutrition behaviours of specific groups and the population as a whole
  • plan, conduct and evaluate nutrition intervention programs and compile educational material
  • provide counselling and consulting services to hospitals, nursing homes and other therapeutic institutions

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy food and food preparation
  • interested in health and wellbeing
  • good communication skills
  • able to work as part of a team
  • aptitude for science and research
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