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What are the main work and responsibilities of a Dietician?

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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Clinical Dietitiansare specialists in food nutrition services in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practices. They assess patient nutrition, develop dietary plans, provide patient counselling, and monitor patient's progress
Community Dietitianswork in public health agencies, health and fitness clubs, and day care centers. They counsel people on food choices and direct programmes in nutrition awareness and disease prevention.
Management Dietitiansspecialize in food service systems or clinical management. They work in hospitals, nursing homes, school food service, cafeterias, and restaurants. They manage personnel, plan and conduct employee training programmes, design food systems, and plan budgets.
Consultant Dietitiansare independent business people who work as nursing home consultants, book authors, and patient counselors in medical centers and fitness programmes. They also develop and evaluate food service systems and serve as independent advisors to industry.
Research dietitians work in the field of nutrition in healthy and therapeutic food items. They work in studying the effects of various types of diet on the body chemistry.
They are also involved in conducting highly specialized research in nutritional needs in various different conditions and environments like - space travel etc.

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RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Dietician?

Vivek Kumar
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Dear friend, many thanks for your question, here you have not mentioned your academic background and what you are doing at present. The dietician are expert in food and nutrition, they advice people what to eat, what to eat, to lead a healthy life style or achieve a specific health related goal. They work in variety of settings, from personal clinics to hospitals or to social community centers to guide the people. They also supervise meal preparation, and advice according to the age, weight and gender of the person.

They prevent and treat illness by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications. For example, a dietician might suggest a patient with high blood pressure, how to use less slat during preparation of a meal, and how to use less fat and sugar for a over weight person.

The dieticians also manage food services system for institutions such as, schools, hospitals, offices, community centers and promote sound eating habits through education and also conduct research to collect data on the basis if their recommended diets.

Many dietician also specialize as clinical dietician, child dietician, community dietician, management dietician and consultant.





The main work and responsibilities of a dietician are:

1. Counsel individual and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.

2. Assess nutrient needs, diet restrictions, and current health plan and develop and implement dietary care plans and provide nutritional counseling.

3. Advice patients and their families on nutritional principle and dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparations.

4. Consult your physicians and health related personals to determine nutritional needs and diet restriction of patients or client.

5. Monitor food service operation to enforce, conformance to nutritional safety, sanitation and quality standards.

6. Organize, develop, analyze tests and prepared special meals such as low fat, low salt, low cholesterol and low sugar meals with great acceptable taste.

7. Purchase and recommend foods as per the health and safety codes.

8. Coordinate diet counseling services.

9. Plan, conduct and evaluate dietary, nutritional and epidemiology research.

10. Write research reports and other publications to document and communicate and to spread the awareness about the healthy aspects.

11. Test new products and food related equipment.

 

With all my best wishes

Good Luck...

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