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Careers in Nutrition

A career in nutrition is a great choice for those who have a passion for food and helping others to improve their health. Nutritionists and dietitians use their communication and analytical skills to help people make better choices about the food they eat.

They may work in doctor's offices, hospitals, schools, care facilities, restaurants, or hospitality services. In these settings, they assess nutritional needs, evaluate lab tests, implement dietary plans, provide nutrition counsel, consult with physicians, and develop menus.

Nutritionists use computers, patient record systems, food preparation tools, and laboratory equipment to produce dietary plans, recipes, menus, educational material, and reports.

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Nutrition Career Profiles

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Last Updated: 4/8/24