1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2393-11

      Dietitian
      Nutritionist

Assists individuals, groups and communities to attain, maintain and promote health through good diet and nutrition.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • provides nutrition assessments, nutrition management, nutrition education, research and training
  • collects, organises and assesses data relating to health and nutrition
  • plans diets and menus and instructs people on the requirements and importance of prescribed and normal diets, and on the planning and preparation of food
  • consults with other health professionals and related workers on nutrition, including controlled diets for people with special needs
  • monitors food intake and quality of food to provide nutritional care
  • plans, conducts and evaluates nutrition intervention programs and compiles educational material
  • may provide nutrition counselling services and act as consultants to private hospitals and nursing homes
  • may conduct and evaluate dietary studies and participate in research on nutritional related matters
  • may advise on product development or redevelopment, marketing and sales strategies and provide food and nutrition information
  • may develop and administer food and nutrition policies

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