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How the role of a Dietician has changed over the years and what it will be like in the future?

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RE: How the role of a Dietician has changed over the years and what it will be like in the future?

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With the emergence of many life style diseases among working population and various other contributing factors, the role of dietitian has changed enormously. dietitian applies the scientific principles of nutrition to the preparation of different kinds of food for people enjoying good health and for those suffering from disease. in a hospital dieticians are responsible for providing therapeutic diets to patients , especially for those for whom the diet is also a special part of the treatment. they plan menus and devise special recipes when necessary. they keep in touch with the patients, observing their progress and explain their diets to them. dietitians may also be put in charge of all the food services in hospitals as dietitian catering officer. in the processed food industry , dietitian works on the development and improvement of food products and production methods such as new ways of preserving foods. in this sphere, dieticians work with food chemists and food technologists experimenting in food laboratories on flavor and dietetic problems. dieticians may be in charge of catering in organisations of diffrent types such as residential schools, offices and so on. they could also be in charge of staff, planning well balanced meals and supervising their production. health foods being the current craze , dieticians can work non diffrent varieties of daily meals, tasty snacks that are also nutritious. they can set up their own health food store or run catering services. the top hotels prefer to employ a dietitian to plan out menus for diffrent types of guests and also to supervise the food production prices. to match with the requirements of industry , an aspiring dietitian along with required qualification should have interest in a sound diet, organisation ability , ability for teamwork , a sense of responsibility , understanding of people of all ages, backgrounds, temperaments and tastes, basic ideas of the diet pattern prevailing in different parts of the country among the cross sections of society

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