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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
Saint John--St. Stephen Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for New Brunswick.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014 Week of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014 Week of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014
  • According to the Conference Board of Canada, Saint John¿s GDP will grow by 1.4% in 2014, after increasing by only 0.2% last year. Construction activity in the city is predicted to increase in 2014, and will include upgrades to the Irving Pulp & Paper mill, repairs to the Harbour Bridge, water and sewer upgrades, and a new YMCA.
Week of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014
  • The Staples store on Saint John's west side will close in September. No jobs will be lost as employees will be transferred to other Staples stores in the area.
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