Dietitian Job Canada



Dietitian job Canada includes planning food and nutrition programs and supervising the preparation and serving of meals. They help to prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications, such as the use of less salt for those with high blood pressure or the reduction of fat and sugar intake for those who are overweight.

The Dietitian job Canada also manages food service systems for institutions such as hospitals and schools, promote sound eating habits through education, and conduct research. Major areas of practice include clinical, community, management, and consultant dietetics.
Increased public interest in nutrition has led to job opportunities in food manufacturing, advertising, and marketing. In these areas, dietitians analyze foods, prepare literature for distribution, or report on issues such as the nutritional content of recipes, dietary fiber, or vitamin supplements. 

Working Conditions for Dietitian Job Canada
Like most health professions dietitian Job Canada is  regulated.  Therefore, dietitians are required to register with the regulatory body in the province where they want to practice. Most full-time dietitians and nutritionists work a regular 35-hour week, although some work weekends and overtime.

Training and Qualifications
Dietitians and nutritionists need at least a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, or a related area. College students in these majors take courses in foods, nutrition, institution management, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, and physiology. Other suggested courses include business, mathematics, statistics, computer science, psychology, sociology, and economics. Students interested in research, advanced clinical positions, or public health may need an advanced degree. Usually an advanced degree will be a Master's but often is a PhD.

Licensing and Credentials
In order to become a registered dietician in Canada, two steps must be followed. One relates to academic, while the other is a practicum experience.
 
1.Graduate from an accredited school with a Bachelors degree in Nutrition.  This accreditation must be by the Dietitians of Canada (DC).  Most dieticians go on to earn a Master’s degree.

2.Complete the required number of hours in an approved practicum experience.  This is comparable to an internship or residency program that doctors must complete but is usually far less hours.

3. Apply with the province or territory for registration or licensure

Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system.  This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Significant Points
Most jobs are in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and offices of physicians or other health practitioners.

Dietitians and nutritionists need at least a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, or a related area.

Faster than average employment growth is expected; however, growth may be constrained if employers substitute other workers for dietitians and if limitations are placed on insurance reimbursement for dietetic services.

Those who have specialized training in renal or diabetic diets or have a master’s degree should experience good employment opportunities.

Advancement - chances for promotion
Experienced dietitians may advance to management positions, such as assistant director, associate director, or director of a dietetic department, or may become self-employed. Some dietitians specialize in areas such as renal, diabetic, cardiovascular, or pediatric dietetics.