(NOC 3132)

Career Description

Dietitians and nutritionists plan, implement and oversee nutrition and food service programs.

Duties May Include

Develop, administer and supervise nutrition and food preparation and service programs in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, company cafeterias or similar settings

Evaluate nutritional status of individuals and provide nutrition counselling and consulting to health professionals, dietetic interns, community groups, government, media and individuals

Aid in the prevention and/or treatment of inadequate nutrition

Plan, evaluate and conduct nutrition education programs and develop educational materials for various audiences

Practice on an individual basis or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to determine nutritional needs of patients and to plan normal and therapeutic menus

Study and analyze current scientific nutritional studies and conduct research to improve the nutritional value, taste, appearance and preparation of food.

Work within industry in the development, testing and evaluation, and marketing of food and nutrition products or as a company representative supplying product related information to health professionals

Confer with other health professionals, community groups, government and the media to provide consultation and advice in areas of nutrition interpretation, intervention and policy

Supervise training of dietetic interns.

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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

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Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

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Modified on December 15, 2023