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What does it take to be a Dietician and Nutritionist in India? Is there any scope to make a career abroad in the Nutrition and Dietetics?


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Being a dietician or a nutritionist is going to be an emerging field in India. People are getting cautious about their health. Everyone wants to live a healthy and fit life. The deep desire to maintain body health is leading the new generation towards healthy and nutritious diet plans. It gives rise in demand of dieticians and nutritionist oflate.

After completing graduation with science subjects, one can opt for various Diploma, Bachelor degree, Master degree, Doctorate or short-term certificate courses in nutrition and deictics for being a dietician. Various institutes provide several courses related to this field such as:

 

  • Nutrition and Health Education
  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Paediatric Nutrition
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Food Technology
  • Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Human Lactation
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Community Nutrition
  • Sports Science Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Gerontological Nutrition
  • Renal Nutrition
  • Epidemiology

 

After completion of any of the degree course, one should complete an internship program which needs some specific hours of practical work in any health organization to be a certified or licensed practitioner in Dietetics or Nutrition.

 

A dietician or a nutritionist job has both positive and negative aspects in the practical world. The plus point is that the subject is interesting and based on everyone's daily routine. One can plan a nutritious diet chart not only for the clients but also for his own family.

In spite of low initial salary in this field, one can get better opportunities to work in various areas such as schools, hospitals, health organizations, media publications, gyms, slimming centers, restaurants, public and private sectors which provide food services all over the world. The remuneration will be based on the practice, skills and location. Getting into a research field is one of the best options for a dietician or a nutritionist.

 

Skills need to be developed: 

Being a dietician or a nutrionist is a challenging job which requires special skills to develop for getting hired in any of the areas related to food science and nutrition. One should focus on the learning process by simply following the below-mentioned tips:

 

  • Keep updated with all the latest food technologies.
  • Attend webinars, conferences, presentations to gain knowledge from experts.
  • Be fluent, calm and confident while communication.
  • Read or write articles in various magazines, newspapers, journals, documents etc
  • Build a network to build relationships for gaining trust.
  • Prepare effective and easy to understand diet charts
  • Build administrative and problem-solving skills
  • Be tricky to convince your clients to be strict towards their diet according to their tastes.

Scope to work abroad:

Landing a platform as a dietician and a nutritionist overseas requires creativity in food, sentiments, and memories. It's about your food culture to spread all over the world in a healthy and nutritious way. One should know about all the aspects of food such as organic, molecular level, nutritional values and more.

Working in an international cuisine boosts your career towards new challenges in a traditional way. There is a high demand of dietician and nutritionists by the food lovers in Italy, Europe, Germany, and England. One who has the capability to bring innovations in food science and nutrition, can work as a renowned chef's and bring new food products in the food market.

 

Various international governments are hiring dietitians and nutritionists to combat the obesity among citizens. Global companies are offering internships and fellowships to the aspirants of dietician and nutritionist.

One can get a bright scope in public health education and can work as a volunteer in NGO's. One who is interested and capable of traveling every now and then can apply for this job. Several food agriculture companies hire dieticians for their research project which proves to be a great opportunity for future success.

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