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Dieticians and nutritionists

Dieticians and nutritionists assess, plan and implement programs to enhance the impact of food and nutrition on human health.

Job Definition

(a) instructing individuals, families and communities on nutrition, the planning of diets and preparation of food to maximize health benefits and reduce potential risks to health
(b) planning diets and menus, supervising the preparation and serving of meals, and monitoring food intake and quality to provide nutritional care in settings offering food services
(c) compiling and assessing data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities based on nutritional values of food served or consumed
(d) planning and conducting nutrition assessments, intervention programmes, and education and training to improve nutritional levels among individuals and communities
(e) consulting with other health professionals and care providers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients
(f) developing and evaluating food and nutrition products to meet nutritional requirements
(g) conducting research on nutrition and disseminating the findings at scientific conferences and in other settings

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