Nutritionist – ANZSCO 251112

Description
Integrates, disseminates and applies knowledge drawn from the relevant sciences to enhance positive effects of food on the health and well-being of human populations.
Skill Level
1

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Group: 2511 Nutrition Professionals

Description
apply the science of human nutrition to assist people to attain better health and to help prevent and treat various illnesses and diseases.
Tasks
  • 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
Skill Level
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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 251111 Dietitian
  • 251112 Nutritionist

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