Nutritionist giving consultation to patient with healthy fruit and vegetables

Nutritionist

Nutritionists integrate, disseminate and apply knowledge drawn from the relevant sciences to enhance positive effects of food on the health and well-being of human populations.

Overview

Nutritionists integrate, disseminate and apply knowledge drawn from the relevant sciences to enhance positive effects of food on the health and well-being of human populations.

Day-to-day

  • plans diets and menus, and instructs people on the requirements and importance of diet and on the planning and preparation of food
  • supervises the preparation and serving of meals
  • collects, organises and assesses data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities
  • monitors food intake and quality to provide nutritional care
  • calculates nutritional values of food served
  • plans, conducts and evaluates nutrition intervention programs and compiles educational material
  • provides nutrition assessments, nutrition management, and nutrition education, research and training
  • consults with other health professionals and related workers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients.

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To become a Nutritionist

  • You need a bachelor degree in nutrition or a related science field to work as a Nutritionist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

    Find a Bachelor of Nutrition

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