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Shall we see saturation of jobs as a nutritionist in the next few years?

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RE: Shall we see saturation of jobs as a nutritionist in the next few years?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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Diet plays a major role in promotion of health and well being of an individual. A hood and balanced habit improves the quality of life while poor diet may lead to morbidity and diseases. Nutritionists are concerned with this aspect. Nutritionist related to promotion of health by inculcating healthy food habits in the client. Due to changes in food habits of most of the urban population, role of nutritionist is becoming more important. They suggest corrective food habits considering various aspects of an individual such as age, work routine, medical history, sickness etc. and thereby improving their quality of life. They also educate their clients about preparation of food according to the principles of nutrition. They know about food production and processing, psychological factors influencing food choice, digestion and its effects on nutritional aspects. A growing and aging population will increase the demand for meal and nutritional counselling. The nutritionists can find employment with government hospitals, government health departments, schools, colleges, factories and office cafeterias for planning nutritional regimen. They can also work for sports hostels and athletic camps. Health and recreational clubs, canteens and nursing care facilities also require the services of nutritionists . Employment opportunities are also open to them in catering department of star hotels and restaurants. They can also take up teaching or do research on nutritive value of food which helps to understand the various components of food we eat and the right type of food which provides a balanced mix of essentials like vitamins, minerals etc needed for the human body. They also can opt for a research career mainly in universities, public or private sector research institutes, food manufacturing companies etc. Moreover they could find opening in the mass media where top priority is given to disseminating vital information for healthy living. They also can start their own practice or may join gym or slimming centers.

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