Opportunities in Nutrition Careers


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Opportunities In . . . series gives you valuable career insight into your job field of choice!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities In . . . explores a vast range of professions. In Opportunities in Nutrition Careers, you will find:

  • The latest information on the field
  • Training and education requirements you will need
  • Salary statistics for different positions
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources
  • And much more

"...includes descriptions of emerging nutrition specialties and career opportunities, major educational criteria set by the American Dietetic Association, salary ranges, job prospects, & a variety of job options."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071438469
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/21/2005
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,190,245
  • Product dimensions: 0.46 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Coles Caldwell has worked as a manager and creator of spa nutrition programs, a developer of nutrition software, a nutrition advisor for the Children’s Television Workshop’s Sesame Street snacks, and developer of healthy menus for numerous restaurants. Her articles on nutrition have appeared in such magazines as New Woman, New Body, and Mademoiselle.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xi
1 An Exciting and Challenging Profession 1
A changing field
Gaining insight
Career advancement
2 The Dietitian's Heritage 7
Administration and management
Development of standards
Public information
New methods, education, and research
Evaluation and change
Maintenance of health
The twenty-first century
3 Clinical Dietetics and Subspecialties 13
Clinical dietetics: a starting point
4 Community Dietetics 25
Home health care
Health maintenance organizations
5 Consultants 33
Private practice
Business and industry
Sports and cardiovascular nutrition
Food product companies
Fitness and wellness
6 Additional Opportunities in Nutrition 43
The administrative dietitian
Public health
Nutrition education
Working with other health professionals
7 The Dietetic Technician 55
The future
8 Salaries and Job Satisfaction 61
Compensation for registered dietitians
Compensation for dietetic technicians, registered
Negotiation skills
Additional benefits
Job satisfaction
9 Practitioner Profiles 69
Communications consultant
Business and industry consultant
Curriculum development
Director of nutrition, diet, and fitness
Manager, nutrition technical services
Technical information specialist
Nutrition research specialist
10 Dietetic Education 79
Didactic programs
Dietetic internships
Coordinated undergraduate programs
Pre-professional practice programs (AP4)
Registration examination
Advanced specialty
A changing climate
11 Design for Tomorrow 95
The changing scene
Provision of cost-effective health care
The American Dietetic Association
International dietetics
Appendix A Associations 105
Appendix B Didactic Programs 117
Appendix C Coordinated Undergraduate Programs 165
Appendix D Dietetic Technician Programs 177
Appendix E Pre-Professional Practice Programs (AP4) 193
Notes 201
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