Dietetic assistants

Dietetic assistants are vital in helping people with their diet and nutrition. They support people by advising them on how their food choices can lead to more fulfilling and healthier lives.

Dietetic assistants work with dietitians on food and nutrition while assessing, diagnosing, and treating dietary and nutritional problems. The dietetic team also informs, teaches and advises the public and other healthcare professionals about the importance of diet and nutrition in staying fit and healthy.

Hospitals dietetic assistants may:

  • Help patients choose from the hospital menu
  • Order supplies for the department
  • Monitor a patient’s food
  • Input data on patients’ records
  • Show patients how to use feeding tubes and pumps
  • Weigh patients
  • Explain a patient’s diet and nutrition plan

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