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.
info-icon
Not available
info-icon
0
in
    info-icon
    Strong

    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.

    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