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The field of nutrition and dietetics is an area of study which is related to the intake of food, its absorption, assimilation and utilization by the body.
Good nutrition is important for the normal growth, development, delaying ageing, healthy pregnancy outcomes, maintaining a healthy body and reducing the risks of chronic diseases leading to overall health and wellbeing.
The fundamental objective of nutrition education is to help individuals to establish food habits and practice that are consistent with the nutritional needs of the body and adapted to the cultural patterns and food resources of the area in which they live. Nutrition education is important in improving dietary habits in order to minimize the risks of undernourishment and its related diseases and to improve the nutritional status of healthy individuals.
Nutritionists and dieticians have a vast scope of service provision in government and private sectors in addition to running private clinics.
They can serve the community as Nutrition Educationists, Nutrition Consultants, Dieticians, Public Health Nutritionists, Clinical nutritionist/ Dieticians, Food Service Administrators, Nutrition and Health Expert, Weight Management Expertise, Therapeutic Diet Planners, research and teaching, international organizations such as WHO, FAO, UNICEF, UNDP and World bank and Community development programs In the Private Sector they can serve in Multinational Companies, Food and pharmaceutical Industries