You might hire a nutritionist to:

  • Analyze medical records and consult with patients to determine their nutritional needs
  • Create meal and exercise plans for patients according to their health conditions and dietary restrictions

  • Educate community members on healthy nutritional habits through educational materials, talks, or counsel
  • Counsel patients along their nutritional journeys, monitor changes, and adjust meal and exercise plans as needed
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Expert in nutritional science and human physiology
Degree in nutritional science or a related field
Knowledge of relevant research methodologies
Nutritionist and/or dietician certification relevant to the location of work
Well-versed in best practices for counseling and developing meal plans
Advanced knowledge of industry trends and ongoing research
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience counseling individual patients
Skilled in working with the public
Contributor to ongoing scientific research