Dietitians and Nutritionists Career Video

Dietitians and Nutritionists Career Video

November 7, 2019 0 By William Morgan


Have you ever wanted to improve your diet,
but been overwhelmed with all the advice,
opinions, and options available?
Enter dietitians and nutritionists—
experts in the use of food and nutrition
to promote health and manage disease.
Dietitians and nutritionists
meet with clients to assess
their current nutritional habits
and health needs.
They advise clients on all aspects of eating
for a healthy lifestyle or to reach a goal…
covering topics such as portion control,
food allergies, weight loss, or weight gain.
They discuss food preparation
and meal plans that detail calories,
nutrients, and timing of meals.
Dietitians and nutritionists
frequently work in hospitals, nursing homes,
and clinics helping patients
with specific medical needs,
such as managing blood sugar in diabetes,
or supplementing extra calories
for very ill patients.
Hospital-based dietitians and nutritionists
may work in intensive care units
with doctors to manage critically ill patients
and insert feeding tubes.
Some dietitians may work in schools
where they consult with food services
and educate students on healthy eating.
A bachelor’s degree in dietetics,
foods and nutrition,
or a related area is required
for most dietitian jobs, along with a license.
Many dietitians and nutritionists
have advanced degrees
or other specialized credentials.
When patients ask “what’s for dinner?”
dietitians and nutritionists
give them more than just food for thought.