Souvik Sarkar

Want to be a dietitian

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RE: Want to be a dietitian

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma
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Hi priyanka,

A Dietitian is one who recommends good food habits for a better living. Irregular lifestyles and unhealthy food lead to many ailments like Blood Pressure, Diabetes, etc.

Job options:
There are ample of job options available for dietitian. You can work with hospital, nursing home or special clinic where you will chart out individual diet plans for the patients.You could even be working with NGOs and government agencies .Research is yet another option you could consider. International organizations like the UN, UNICEF and WHO as well as those that come under the ministry of Human Resource Development and institutes such as the National Institute of Nutrition also employ these professionals.
If you have a flair for writing, you could take a journalistic spin-off by writing on health and nutrition.

Courses:
A number of universities offer a 3-yr BSc/BA in Nutrition/Dietetics. These subjects are also offered as a post-graduate specialisation both at the degree (Masters in Home Sc/Applied Nutrition) as well as post-graduate diploma level.

All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, 110 Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata 700073. www.wbuhs.org
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Sc & Higher Educn for Women, Coimbatore 641043 (TN)
Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar 143005. www.gnduonline.org
National Institute of Nutrition, Jamia Osmania, Hyderabad 500007 (ICMR) www.ninindia.org
Osmania University, Hyderabad (University College for Women, Koti) www.osmania.ac.in
SNDT Women's University, Mumbai 400020. www.sndt.edu
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580005. www.uasd.net
University of Delhi, New Delhi 110001 www.du.ac.in
University of Madras, Chennai 600005 www.mu.ac.in
University of Mumbai, MG, Road, Fort, Mumbai 400032. www.mu.ac.in


Hope this helps

Good luck

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