Nutrition Specialist

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General summary

Second-level nutritionists are accountable for planning, adapting, and implementing the nutritional components of general or specialized public health programs; evaluating nutrition program services; or resource development and training in a district health office or specialized public health program.  Accountable for the creation of individual meal plans and oversight of food preparation.  Provides consultation to clients in how to lead healthier lifestyles and prevent/manage health issues related to nutrition.  Participates in or leads nutritional health improvement clinics and the administration of nutrition programs.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level:  Knowledge of social, cultural, and economic issues, and their impact on public health nutrition.  Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition services.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and 3-5 years of experience as a nutritionist.

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