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Dietitians and nutritionists

Plan, implement and oversee nutrition and food service programs.

Your desire to promote healthy eating, your solid background in biology and chemistry and your good listening skills ensure a winning combination for your clients.

Average salary36$ / hour


Dietitians and nutritionists plan, implement and oversee nutrition and food service programs. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, home health-care agencies and extended care facilities, community health centres, the food and beverage industry, the pharmaceutical industry, educational institutions, and government and sports organizations, or they may work as private consultants.


  • Enterprising
  • Investigative
  • Social

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

  • Develop, administer and supervise nutrition and food preparation and service programs in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, company cafeterias or similar settings
  • Evaluate nutritional status of individuals and provide nutrition guidance and consulting to health professionals, individuals, dietetic interns, community groups, government and the media
  • Aid in the prevention and/or treatment of inadequate nutrition
  • Plan, evaluate and conduct nutrition education programs and develop educational materials for various audiences
  • Practice on an individual basis or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to determine nutritional needs of patients and to plan, implement and evaluate normal and therapeutic menus to maintain and enhance general health
  • Analyze current scientific nutritional studies, conduct research and evaluate program effectiveness to improve the nutritional value, taste, appearance and preparation of food
  • Work within industry in the development, testing and evaluation, and marketing of food and nutrition products or as a company representative supplying product related information to health professionals
  • Confer with other health professionals, community groups, government and the media to provide consultation and advice in areas of nutrition interpretation, intervention and policy
  • Supervise training of dietetic interns.
                * Dietitians and nutritionists may specialize in areas such as administrative dietetics, clinical dietetics, community dietetics, public health nutrition or research dietetics.


                UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

                Dietetics and nutrition

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                Avenir en santé (EN)

                This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

                • Bas-Saint-Laurent
                • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
                • Capitale-Nationale
                • Mauricie
                • Île-de-Montréal
                • Chaudière-Appalaches
                • Lanaudière
                • Laurentides
                • Montérégie
                • Centre-du-Québec
                • Grande région de Québec
                • Grande région de Montréal

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