Students Think Career Profile Dietitian Food badges: Health, Safety and Environment Holland Code: Help I help people choose foods that fit with their lifestyle, their beliefs, and reconnect people with the basic understanding of how food fuels the body. Chrissa Karagiannis In A Nutshell I work with patients to understand their dietary needs. I create diet and food plans to help patients reach their health goals. I participate in research and give my input as to whether new foods are healthy and safe. Swipe Potential Salary Range $48,000-91,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan YT Yukon Territories I mostly work out of my office in a hospital, and clients come to me. I try to make it feel like a safe and healthy space for honest conversations about food and living well. Workplace Indoor Job Requirements & Duties Develop and supervise nutrition and food preparation programs in hospitals, homes, or schools Provide nutrition guidance to individuals or community groups Understand the health status of individuals and help manage poor nutrition Stay up to date on scientific studies and research being done in nutrition Talk with other health professionals, government, and the media to give advice about how to interpret nutrition and policies around food Plan, evaluate, and conduct nutrition education programs and develop learning materials Communicate with the patient and the rest of the healthcare team Answer patient questions and help them meet their goals Calculate nutrition requirements and monitor patient intake Education & Training Dietitians require a bachelor's or master's degree in dietetics, nutrition, or a related field such as food and nutritional science or biochemistry. A period of supervised practical training is also required. 100all Job Outlook The number of jobs available for potential dieticians and nutritionists is considered to be fair, meaning there will be about the same number of job openings as there are people to fill them. Related School Subjects Science Social Studies Career Education Health Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Food Health Wellbeing Eating Important Skills Critical Thinking I need to be able to sort through information and research to determine key aspects of the information that will impact a client's care. Active Listening When patients come to me, it’s because they want to improve their health and lifestyle. It’s extremely important that I make them feel heard and supported so they trust me to help them in their goals. Artboard 32@5x Problem Solving Every person’s body and health are different, so it’s my job to create nutrition solutions that meet every individual’s specific challenges. Research Science is ever-changing when it comes to nutrition. Having a strong skill set in understanding and analyzing research is key. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Pays Well Helps Others Rewarding Flexible Work Environment Continuous Learning Similar Careers Food Scientist Food & Beverage Product Developer Helpful Links How to Become a Dietitian Dietician and Nutritionist YouTube: Day at Work - Dietitian 10 Interesting Facts about Registered Dietitian Nutritionists snapAG- Dairy in Your Diet snapAG- Gluten snapAG- GMO Foods snapAG- Organic Food snapAG- Protein and Nutrition Career Glossary Policies Dietary References Administrative Nutritionist in Canada. (2020). Dieticians of Canada. (2020). Occupation Profiles: Dietitian Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.