|Nutrition & Dietitics|
Nutrition & Dietitics
The dietetic technician works as a member of the food service or health team under the supervision or in consultation with a dietitian. As a team member, a dietetic technician supports the work of dietitians and other health care professionals to improve people's health. They interview people about their eating habits and teach them the importance of nutrition, and they supervise those who prepare and serve food.
A dietetic technician's responsibilities often include:
A dietician should preferably complete M.Sc (Nutrition).
Preferable fields of graduation are: Microbiology, Chemistry, Home Science, Medicine, Hotel management or catering technology.
Other option is to pursue a 1year PG Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. Fresh dieticians usually undergo training for 1 year in the F&B department of the hospital.
After 5-10 years of experience, dietitians usually become consultants and run the dietetics department.