Q1.What is the applications of Nutrition & Dietetics ?
A1 Education : Schools, colleges and hospitals require people to conduct courses in nutrition and dietetics.

Food Services : This can include a number of facilities in the commercial sector like food manufacture, catering services and restaurants where nutrition professionals can do anything from menu planning to meal preparation to promotion of the food products.

Health Care : This is one of the largest and well-known functions of nutrition in hospitals and clinics. Dieticians assist in treating patients with some big hospitals also providing scope for research, food administration, teaching etc. Information

Dissemination : This entails producing books, articles, promotions, television programmes on optimum dietary practices, since the present era is highly health-conscious.

Institutional Catering : Nutrition and dietetics professionals are needed to plan and prepare nutritious and well-balanced meals for schools, colleges, factories, offices, canteens etc.

Research & Development : R & D, as it is called, deals with conducting research projects on various food items to ensure welfare from both the commercial food services viewpoint, plus that of the health care provision.

Social Welfare : Run by governmental organizations, this section is busy in improving the eating habits and consequently, the health of the less-fortunate groups in society

Q2.What is the Nature of Work in Nutrition & Dietetics ?
A 2Trainee B.Sc in Home Science + Diploma in Food Science (Trainees will need to undergo 1-year probation) Nutritionist/Dietician

B.Sc in Home Science + Diploma in Dietary Sciences (plus 1-2 years' work experience) OR M.Sc in Home Science with work experience

Post-graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition is preferred

The general eligibility criteria and training information are given below:

M.Sc. in Home Science (Foods & Nutrition)

B.Sc. in Home Science (10+2+3) from a recognized university with an aggregate of 55% marks, 55% marks in aggregate in biochemistry, foods & nutrition, food science in the Honours course;

Pass course (food science, biochemistry, nutrition and dietetics) Ist Year - Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Food Microbiology, Human Nutritional requirements, Investigation into Nutrition, Physiology, Principles of Food Science Final Year - Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Institutional Management and Food Science are added on 2 years of training

Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN) B.Sc. in Home Science (10+2+3) from a recognized university with 50% marks in aggregate & 50% or more in aggregate in foods and nutrition, physiology and biochemistry Administration, Applied Physiology, Biochemistry, Food, Microbiology, Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition and Therapeutic Nutrition 1 year with 3-month internship in a hospital Applications

Q3.What is the Work & Training in Food Technology ?
A3 A food technologist needs to be completely knowledgeable on relating the pure sciences to the processing of food stuffs, storage, research, quality control, etc. They work in the food manufacturing industries as testers and use their expertise to monitor the storage, hygiene, temperatures and lastly, experimenting on new products. The food technologists have graduate/postgraduate degrees in the field, which are offered at various institutes in India. Since the work varies, the professionals are taken from different disciplines. Home Science graduates or higher degrees in Dietetics/Nutrition and Hotel Management graduates (food & beverage) can work as a team in food production industries, marketing, preservation and so on. This is why graduates in Home Science or Nutrition have a wide range of options before them.

Q4.What is the Remuneration ?
A 4 Nutrition and Food Technology - Remuneration Nutrition & Dietetics - Pay scales can very depending on the job and area of work. For private hospitals, trainees can get a starting pay of Rs. 2500 per month which goes up to Rs. 4500 - 5000 with benefits, once they gain more experience. Research work, teaching, catering jobs etc. will definitely offer better pay. Food Technologists, depending on where they are working, a food services department, industry etc. will have differing pay amounts.

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