Kirthika Nair

To be a successful Dietitian what kind of work values do I need to have?

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RE: To be a successful Dietitian what kind of work values do I need to have?

manojjnu Kumar
manojjnu Kumar

Dear Friend
Thank you very much for contacting Dietitian is a professions who uses the science of managing food and nutrition to promote the life style. Relatively a new profession, this field has gained importance with the realization that wrong eating habits can lead to many ailments or diseases and that quality of life depends on the quality of food we eat. Dietitian helps to promote good health through the appropriate eating habits, thereby improving the quality of life. They assist people in counsel and educate them about healthy eating and preparation of food items according to the principles of nutrition.

The value of dietician is reciprocated with their mode of implementation of any principle which promote nutritious eating habits through education and research, as well as thriugh overseeing the selection and preparation of food services. They fix the nutritional regimens for patients in a hospital, athletes in a physical training camp, and mountaineers on an expedition and so on. They research what is harmful and thus help to prevent diseases through a proper diet program. Some of the dieticians specialize in areas such as obesity, pediatrics or diabetes. They form a vital part of a health team in an institutional set up.

Organizations involved in food product manufacturing also use the services of the Dietician to plan and research new products. Dieticians also have excellent prospects in the mass media, where top priority is given to disseminating vital information on healthy living. They can find employment in hospitals, research labs, of food manufacturers, catering department, of star hotels, health department,s and recreation clubs; teach the sciences of nutrition and dietetics in collges and Universities. They ear the value in transmitting the delicious knowledge with values based food products. They can also work as consultant or do the private practice.

With the approximately seventy five million diabetic patients in India and several millions suffering from changed lifestyle diseases and cancer, communicable diseases like AIDS, dengue, tuberculosis, and malaria. India is set to fight a battle against theses diseases for which it will require a large and efficient team of dedicated Dieticians where you can explore the possibility to make a valuable entry. So there is good scope for today's younger generation to make their career in this field.

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