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General summary

This is licensed professional work providing medical nutrition therapy.  Acts with independence and is accountable for the assessment and analysis of dietary needs.  Creates nutrition and diet plans based on the assessed health needs of the clients as directed by doctors.  Provides consultation to clients on how to lead healthier lifestyles and prevent/manage health issues related to diet.  Participates in health improvement clinics.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of dietetics and nutrition, and of food service systems management.  Ability to complete nutritional assessments; develop recipes and plan menus; and interpret and follow doctors’ orders in the preparation of special diets.

Typical qualifications

Licensure as a Dietitian.

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