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Dietitians and Nutritionists  (NOC 3132)
Saint John--St. Stephen Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Dietitians and nutritionists plan, implement and oversee nutrition and food service programs. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended care facilities, public health centres, the food and beverage industry, the pharmaceutical industry, educational institutions, sports organizations and government, or may work as private consultants.

administrative dietitian, clinical dietitian, community nutritionist, consultant dietitian, dietitian, nutrition and dietetics researcher, nutritionist, public health dietitian, registered dietitian (RD), registered nutritionist.

Dietitians and nutritionists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Develop, administer and supervise nutrition and food preparation and service programs in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, company cafeterias or similar settings
  • Evaluate nutritional status of individuals and provide nutrition counselling and consulting to health professionals, dietetic interns, community groups, government, media and individuals
  • Aid in the prevention and/or treatment of inadequate nutrition
  • Plan, evaluate and conduct nutrition education programs and develop educational materials for various audiences
  • Practice on an individual basis or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to determine nutritional needs of patients and to plan normal and therapeutic menus
  • Study and analyze current scientific nutritional studies and conduct research to improve the nutritional value, taste, appearance and preparation of food.
  • Work within industry in the development, testing and evaluation, and marketing of food and nutrition products or as a company representative supplying product related information to health professionals
  • Confer with other health professionals, community groups, government and the media to provide consultation and advice in areas of nutrition interpretation, intervention and policy
  • Supervise training of dietetic interns.

Dietitians and nutritionists may specialize in such areas as administrative dietetics, clinical dietetics, community dietetics, public health dietetics or research dietetics.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Saint John, Golden Grove, Rothesay, Saint Andrews, St. Stephen, Sussex, Hampton Station, Lingley

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Outlook & Prospects for Dietitians and Nutritionists in Saint John--St. Stephen Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Dietitians and Nutritionists in Saint John--St. Stephen Region as well as in the rest of the New Brunswick.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
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Local Labour Market News

Week of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
  • The government of New Brunswick will invest $4.5M for renovations and new equipment at the New Brunswick Heart Centre, Saint John Regional Hospital
  • The Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department will hire two managers by June, to act as platoon chiefs
  • Members of the Saint John police force have ratified a new contract which will include retroactive raises of 4.5% for 2013, and 3.75% for each of 2014 and 2015. By the end of 2015, a first-class constable will earn about $83,830.
Week of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
  • The Salvation Army has decided to close its special-care facility in south-end Saint John due to high operating costs, and 44 staff are being laid off. Some of the staff are applying for jobs at other Salvation Army locations, while some may begin their own special-care services.
Week of Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014
  • According to TransCanada Pipelines, electricians, pipefitters, millwrights, boilermakers, and labourers would be important trades in the construction and operation of the proposed oil pipeline from Quebec City to Saint John. It is hoped the project could start by 2016, with 900 jobs in development and 2,900 in construction.
Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014
  • Custom Fabricators and Machinists, a Saint John-based company, has been awarded a contract from the provincial government to construct a 24-car ferry for Deer Island. The deal will provide work for an equivalent of 35 full-time skilled tradespeople, and benefits to suppliers. The ferry replaces an older version now in use.
  • A six-week maintenance project has begun at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, adding an additional 1,700 tradespeople, ranging from pipefitters to boilermakers, to the regular workforce of 300. The company does not anticipate a problem finding workers, some of whom return regularly from Alberta for similar projects at the refinery.
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