Job Definition

  • instructing individuals, families and communities on nutrition, the planning of diets and preparation of food to maximize health benefits and reduce potential risks to health
  • planning diets and menus, supervising the preparation and serving of meals, and monitoring food intake and quality to provide nutritional care in settings offering food services
  • compiling and assessing data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities based on nutritional values of food served or consumed
  • planning and conducting nutrition assessments, intervention programmes, and education and training to improve nutritional levels among individuals and communities
  • consulting with other health professionals and care providers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients
  • developing and evaluating food and nutrition products to meet nutritional requirements
  • conducting research on nutrition and disseminating the findings at scientific conferences and in other settings

    Educational level

    • Unskilled