Nutritionist

The Nutritionist creates meal plans according to a patient’s dietary restrictions and requirements. His/Her main duties include establishing short and long-term health goals with patients, teaching the public about health and nutrition and developing effective nutritional and exercise plans for clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Counsels patients on any dietary issues and healthy eating habits
  • Researches how the body’s functions are affected by nutrient supply
  • Provides nutritional counseling and advice to clients
  • Develops nutrition plans while taking into account the client’s budget and tastes
  • Examines the process of nourishment and the association between diet, disease and health
  • Consults with a team of health care practitioners on nutritional management for a client
  • Assesses clients’ nutritional and health needs
  • Provides health advice and promoting healthy eating
  • Evaluates if the meal plans have a positive effect on clients’ health
  • Develops and helps implement personalized nutrition plans for clients.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutritional science, dietetics, or relevant field.
  • Appropriate state licensure as a Nutritionist
  • Proven previous work experience as a Nutritionist
  • In-depth understanding of biochemistry and human physiology
  • Experience with research methods and data analysis

Skills needed for this role

The Nutritionist must have in-depth knowledge of different dietary allergies and restrictions. He/She must have an understanding of food science and how it affects bodies and keen interest in the impact of diet on health.

Career Level

Licensed Professional

Job Specializations

Healthcare