Dietitians and Nutritionists

Dietitians and Nutritionists

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Dependability * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Cooperation * Self Control * Independence * Initiative * Adaptability/Flexibility * Analytical Thinking

Representative Tasks * Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling. * Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, and food selection and preparation. * Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.



Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

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