Inspecting sterilised bottles
Inspecting sterilised bottles Measuring food for infants

Who are they and what do they do? The dietician who co-operates with the doctor in the prescription of standard and special diets for patients. In some countries they may also be involved in the food industry.

What are the activities of the job? The dietician supervises the preparation of dietary meals in hospitals and other health facilities etc. The dietician draws up a complete dietary and nutritional regimen for various types of patients and ensures that these are followed.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In medical facilities, hospitals and clinics.

What tools/equipment do they use? Normal office equipment, the spoken word.

What do you need to succeed? You need to have completed secondary education. In some EU countries higher education in dietetics or a postgraduate course of training is required. Patience and tact in dealing with people is also necessary.

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