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Dietitians are experts on food and nutrition. They translate the science of nutrition into healthy food choices. They contribute to the health, prosperity, and well-being of Canadians.

What do Dietitians do on the job?

• Assess the nutritional status of individuals and communities
• Develop, implement and evaluate nutritional interventions and programs
• Manage food service operations or clinical and community nutrition services
• Work with individuals and groups to help them apply nutrition principles
• Develop and deliver food service and nutrition education programs and health promotion programs

Where do Dietitians work?

• Business
• Private practice
• Hospitals, long-term care facilities and home care programs
• Social service agencies
• Correctional services
• Food processing, food service and catering companies
• Schools, colleges and universities
• Government agencies
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Job Titles

• Clinical Dietitian
• Community Dietitian
• Nutritionist

What characteristics do you need?

• Critical thinking skills
• Interest in science and foods
• Good communication skills
• Innovative and flexible
• Honest, ethical and caring
• Self-assured, sincere and diplomatic

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $27.93/hour

Post-Secondary Institutes

• U of S – Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
o Degree Program
o Require: Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 70% in Mathematics B30, Mathematics C30, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30
o Length: 5 years

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