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What is Nutrition? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Nutrition Program

What is Nutrition?

Google defines Nutrition as "the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth," thus a Nutritionist is "a person who studies or is an expert in nutrition."

Nutrition - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Agricutltral Scientist Food Science Technician
Agricultural Marketer Food Service Manager
Athletic Trainer General Practitioner
Bacteriologist Health Information Specialist
Biochemist Health Educator
Chef Hospitality Administration
Chemist Kidney Specialist
Clinical Nutritionist Mathematitian
Coach Microbiologist
Community Center Director Nutrition & Fitness Writer
Community Dietitian Nutrition Sales Representative
Consulting Nutritionist Nutritional Consultant
Corportate Wellness Center Director Nutritionist
Dietetic Consultant Pediatric Dietitian
Dietetic Technician Pharmaceutical Sales
Eating Disorder Specialist Physical Education Instructor
Economist Professor
Extension Agent Public Health Nutritionist
Fitness Club Manager/Trainer Public Health Supervisor
Fitness Consultant Public Relations Manager
Food Analyst Recreation Worker
Food Chemist Registered Dietitian
Food Designer Research Dietitian
Food Sales Researcher/Assistant
Food Science Researcher Sports Nutritionist

Related Skills

Analytical Skills Nutrition Theory & Practical Knowledge
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Organdized
Counseling Abilities Patience
Creativity Teamwork Skills

Job & Internship Search Links

Nutritionist Jobs - find nutritionist jobs from all over the country. Also this site provides salary informaiton, resume help, and how to find health care recruiters.

Nutrition Jobs

Nutritionist Job Search

Diet & Nutrition Jobs

Dietitian Central


Nutrition Job Board

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Life Sciences

Explore Health Careers - Explore a variety of health careers.

Dietitian and Nutritionist Career Information

Nutritionist Salary and Career Information

Professional Association Links

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Provides up to date information for food and nutrition professionals, find professional development resources as well.


American Society for Nutrition - Learn about professional educational and development information for nutrition related careers.

USDA Nutrition

Miscellaneous Links

Today’s Dietician - A dietitian magazine for nutrition professionals.

USDA Food Pyramid

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