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- researching how the body's functions are affected by nutrient supply
- investigating the relationship between genes and nutrients
- studying how diet affects metabolism
- examining the process of nourishment and the association between diet, disease and health
- providing health advice and promoting healthy eating
- advising about special diets
- educating health professionals and the public about nutrition
- working as part of a multi-disciplinary team/supporting the work of other health care professional
Nutritionists take a holistic view of a person’s lifestyle, dietary habits, and overall health, to provide their client with customised nutritional advice.
After creating a nutritional plan, a Nutritionist will continue to monitor their client’s progress and any changes or improvements to their health.
Nutritionists often work in a preventative capacity, assisting people to identify and change dietary habits that could lead to future health problems. As a Nutritionist, you’ll have a strong understanding of the connection between diet and disease and how nutrition and lifestyle factors impact overall wellbeing.
In addition to providing nutritional assessment, advice and ongoing support to clients, Nutritionists may be involved in coordinating community health initiatives, promoting nutritional education and researching population health.
Interested candidates must have a minimum of professional qualification in or any related field, professional qualification will be an added advantage.