Applies the science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health and make appropriate dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease. Registration or licensing is required in New Zealand.
Skill Level: 1
2511 NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS
NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS apply the science of human nutrition to assist people to attain better health and to help prevent and treat various illnesses and diseases.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required in New Zealand.
planning diets and menus, and instructing people on the requirements and importance of diet and on the planning and preparation of food
collecting, organising and assessing data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities
interpreting and communicating scientific information and providing advice, education and professional opinion to individuals, groups and communities
monitoring food intake and quality to provide nutritional care
calculating nutritional values of food served
planning, conducting and evaluating nutrition intervention programs and compiling educational material
providing nutrition assessments, nutrition management, and nutrition education, research and training
consulting with other Health Professionals and related workers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients