One may consider a career within the industry of health care professionals in Toronto, Canada. Registered Dietitians, for example, are those who are skilled and trained to provide consultations about nutrition, food and dietary choices. Their knowledge includes the science of nutrition that encourages people to make decisions that promote one's well-being. Dietitians can also advise patients about how to stay healthy during years of retirement. This job role is often found not only in health care, rather, in the sectors of government services and education. Dietitians contribute insight on how to manage quality food services, carry out research on nutrition and alter policy development for major companies.
Given that one who works in this capacity would become a regulated health professional, one's abbreviated title would be known as (RD), hence the long-form title 'Registered Dietitian'. As such, one would be registered with a dietetic regulatory body within Ontario.
RD's help to prevent chronic illness (i.e. cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure). They give insight to government officials regarding global plans to improve the overall health of the population across Canada. RD's analyze trends, recommend sodium reduction in processed foods and create campaigns for children's education.
Safety, production and marketing are areas of concentration. Doctors and researchers alike, all depend upon the insightful observations of Dietitians.
According to the 'Dietitians of Canada' website (www.Dietitians.ca ); in order to start one's career path as a Dietitian, the following studies are suggested:
'Education: a Bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from a university program that has been accredited by Dietitians of Canada (DC). Programs include: basic science (chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology)
social sciences and communications, profession-related courses, such as food science lifecycle, disease specific, community nutrition and food service management.'
Click on the following LINK to view this time-line road map: http://www.dietitians.ca/Career/Internships-Practicum-Programs/Internship-Routes.aspx
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