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What are the necessary skills required as a fresher to get a decent job as a nutritionist?

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RE: What are the necessary skills required as a fresher to get a decent job as a nutritionist?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh
Dietetics is the science and art of feeding individuals based on the principles of nutrition. Diet plays a major role in promotion of health and well being of individuals. A good and balanced diet habits improves the quality of life while poor diet may lead to morbidity and diseases. Nutritionists and dietetic are concerned with this aspect. Nutrition is all related to promotion of health. Due to changes in food habits of most of the urban population , role of nutritionist is becoming more and more important. They suggest corrective food habits considering various aspects of an individual such as age, work routine and sickness etc and thereby improving their quality of life. They also educate their clients about preparation of food according too 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 meals and nutritional counselling in nursing homes , schools, prisons, community health programmes and home health care agencies. To be a good nutritionist apart from academics one should have aptitude for science, patience and concern for living beings, motivation and initiative to work independently, good interpersonal skills and excellent judgement.

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Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
  • Kangra

There are a number of skills that are required by a fresher so that he or she can get a good job as a nutritionist. Below is the list of those skills that would be of great help for them:


1. The nutritionists need to be really aware about the various components of food and how the variation in these components can affect the health of the person. They have to be aware about the science behind each and every chemical process that is involved in the processing of the food material. This skill is the core part of their work and therefore expertise is required in it so that one can get a really good job.

2. The nutritionist needs to be updated about the food industry and the changes in the dietary habits of the individuals. He or she also has to adapt themselves to the demography of the city that they are working in so that they can be much more productive in their work. They need to have the clear idea about what all components in food people prefer in that area and how does each component affect their health.

3. The nutritionists need to be very good at their communication skills. They have to meet the clients quite very often and therefore need to communicate their ideas really well. Also, they are required to send out the written communications once in a while and therefore the written communication skills are also equally important. They need to work on their communication skills so that they can be more effective in their work.

4. The nutritionists need to be able to make good plans for the health, food and diet of thee individuals. They need to be good planners. It may happen that during a job interview a nutritionist may be asked to devise a nutrition plan for a particular individual or community. He or she has to be ready for such types of questions and therefore work towards it so that they can answer such problems with ease.

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