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Dietitians and nutritionists plan, implement and oversee nutrition and food service programs. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended care facilities, public health centres, the food and beverage industry, the pharmaceutical industry, educational institutions, sports organizations and government, or may work as private consultants.
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- 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 counselling and consulting to health professionals, dietetic interns, community groups, government, media and individuals
- 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 normal and therapeutic menus
- Study and analyze current scientific nutritional studies and conduct research 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 such areas as administrative dietetics, clinical dietetics, community dietetics, public health dietetics or research dietetics.
Outlook & Prospects for Dietitians and Nutritionists in Saint John--St. Stephen Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2014
- Ambir Technology Group Inc., a Saint John-based company, will benefit from a grant from the National Research Council to design computer systems to consolidate large amounts of data. The company currently has 19 employees in Saint John, and more job growth is expected.
- Bell Aliant will establish a 24,000-square-foot data centre in Saint John, enabling companies to store data on secure storage devices. Two dozen jobs will be created during the construction phase, expected to start soon, and 22 full-time jobs will result once the centre is completed.
- Canadian Blood Services has opened a national contact centre in Saint John. The centre will employ 20 agents at the outset, who will focus on booking appointments for blood donors across the country.
- Sitel, a call centre in Saint John which employs about 400 workers, is expected to eliminate about 50 jobs in March, as it concludes work on a particular project. The company hopes to get new business opportunities and add positions in the months to come. According to various groups, the contact industry will remain strong in New Brunswick, despite occasional shifts common to its nature.
- The number of layoffs at PotashCorp¿s mine near Sussex will be less than expected, after 81 workers opted to take voluntary severance. Originally, 130 workers had been slated for layoffs when the mine closure was announced in December. Since more supervisors took the packages than expected, there may be some internal promotions of employees.
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