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
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
10+2 examination in any relevant stream
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