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What's your favorite part of your job as a dietitian?

I am a senior at Grundy Center, I enjoy being active and working out. I have a big passion for these things and think a career in dietetics would be suiting. I plan on going to Iowa State and getting my masters in this field. #nutrition #dietitian

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Janet’s Answer

Hi Dahlia! My favorite part about being a dietitian is that I get to do 2 of the things I love everyday, I get to establish meaningful relationships and positively impact their health and wellbeing through talking about food and nutrition. Sometimes it doesn't feel like work, it feels like talking to a friend about how they can improve their quality of life which is how we ultimately want to treat one another!

Good luck Dahlia, it's an enjoyable field to be in!
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Katrina’s Answer

Hi Dahlia, To answer your question for me my favorite part of being a dietitian is the variety of things we learn so that we can go into a very wide variety of fields. We learn human nutrition plus teaching and counseling skills, how to write menus, cooking and food service management, nutrition science through our biology and chemistry classes, and even statistics and marketing. There are so many oportunities out there, good luck!
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Carl’s Answer

Hi Dahlia,

I really wish a dietician was available to answer your question. I'm just here to encourage you because I have similar interests. I work out as well and it wasn't until my freshman year of college that I realized how much food can relate to athletic performance. Food is our fuel and it can also be our enemy. I would encourage you to reach out to hospitals, medical facilities such as Kaiser Permenente, high-end fitness facilities such as Lifetime fitness and seek out a dietician that can answer your question. I'm sure you'll find different answers in different settings.

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I would encourage you to reach out to hospitals, medical facilities such as Kaiser Permenente, high-end fitness facilities such as Lifetime fitness and seek out a dietician that can answer your question.
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Bridget’s Answer

Hi There,

My favorite part about being a dietitian is the variety of career opportunities within the field. I have been in the field for over 20 year and have done clinical nutrition in an inpatient setting with critical care, I've worked in an outpatient clinical setting with eating disorder patients, Community nutrition doing health fairs for low-income, inner city, worked in non-profit with children with neurological illnesses, I've worked with Fitness Professionals and professional weight trainers. The point is - EVERYONE in the world needs nutrition, it spans the lifecycle as well as all socio-economic groups. There will never NOT be a need for nutrition so you will always be in demand - think outside of the box, find something you are passionate about and go after it with a nutrition focus!
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Melvin’s Answer

Greetings Dahlia,
I am a nutritionist in Kenya, currently witha a diploma in Community Nutrition and is actively involved in athletics and rugby.
I enjoy my work as a community nutritionist working with NGO's in remote locations and making a difference in people's lives.
I hope to enroll for my undergraduate and later masters in the same field.
I wish you all the best 🙏
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