• CELSIUS TEAM

CAREER IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

INTRODUCTION

Nutrition and Dietetics are mainly associated with

the promotion of good, clean health habits which

can help to live a quality life. The focus is to

educate, motivate and counsel people for a better

work routine and healthy food selection.

The study of nutrition involves - understanding of

the components of the food, harmful reactions,

digestion and body fitness


COURSES

  • Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN)

  • BSc (Food & Nutrition)

  • MSc (Food & Nutrition)

  • MSc (Food & Fermentation Technology)

  • MSc – Home Science (Specialization in food science & nutrition)

  • PG Diploma in Food & Nutrition

ELIGIBILITY

10+2 examination in any relevant stream


INSTITUTES/UNIVERSITIES

  • National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad

  • University of Bombay, Mumbai

  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

  • University of Health Science, Vijayawada- A P

  • Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

  • Central Food Technology & Research Institute, Mysuru.

  • University of Mysore, Mysore.

  • Tamil Nadu GD Naidu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

  • All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Calcutta

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (http://www.ignou.ac.in/)

SKILLS REQUIRED FOR NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

Dietitians and nutritionists need certain soft skills in order to effectively work with patients and put their knowledge of diet and nutrition to use. Some of these skills include:

  • Active listening: Clients need complete attention when they are talking about their health issues, dietary concerns, and other challenges.

  • Verbal communication: A significant part of a dietitian and nutritionist’s job involves conveying information to clients and their caregivers. Doing so effectively requires excellent communication skills and speaking skills.

  • Interpersonal Skills: These people skills allow dietitians and nutritionists to instruct and persuade clients and also to interact with colleagues.

  • Time management and organizational skills: Caseloads sometimes can be heavy, and be highly organized can help prevent dietitians and nutritionists from becoming overwhelmed.

  • Work independently: While dietitians and nutritionists spend a lot of time working with clients and their caregivers, they need to be able to meet with those clients, evaluate cases, and make recommendations independently.


DUTIES AND RESPONISBILITIES NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

This profession typically requires the ability to do the following work:

  • Offer dietetic educational services

  • Assess patients’ nutritional needs

  • Develop dietetic plans at an institutional level

  • Facilitate group sessions

  • Oversee meal planning

  • Collect data and prepare statistical reports


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