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Objective Identify career opportunities in the Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition fields.

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1 Objective Identify career opportunities in the Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition fields.

2 Careers In Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition Who will you hire? What will you do for a living? Skills for Living pg

3 Employment Opportunities Many food scientists work for food manufacturers to produce, process, preserve, and package food products. Clinical Dietitians often work in hospitals, prisons or nursing homes to coordinate the medical and nutritional needs of patients Community Dietitians work with clubs, clinics, etc to teach the public about nutrition, food shopping and preparation skills Management Dietitians direct the food service programs, in hospitals, prisons and schools Professional who have writing skills may work with the media directly to author cookbooks, textbooks, or write articles for magazines

4 Entrepreneurial Opportunities Many offer private consulting to businesses, government agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, airlines and prisons Advantages -flexibility of work schedules and tax benefits Disadvantages – less benefits and less regular income

5 Entry- Level Jobs High school diploma may land you a job in – The food service industry –The food transport industry –The grocery store

6 Mid- Level Jobs A 2 year associates degree at a community college may land you a job –In food service supervision –In research labs

7 Professional – Level Jobs A bachelor of science (4 year) degree would prepare you for –Food scientist –Dietician You may need to also earn a Masters or PhD in your field. You need to meet the standards of the American Dietetic Association

8 Personal Qualities Needed Above average ability in science Like people and want to help them Able to communicate well Curiosity and imagination Patience and resolve Creativity

9 Future Trends The public’s growing awareness of nutrition issues ensures the need for food scientists and dietitians Food Service continues to be in big demand.

10 Career Plan High school classes –Chemistry –Biology –Physics –Accounting –Algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus –Technology Management Skills for Family Wellness! –World of Food –CTE – culinary arts Volunteer experience – food service in a hospital, camp or soup kitchen Job experience in a lab or food service

11 Careers In Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition


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