What do you enjoy most about your nutrition assistant career?

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What do you enjoy most about being a nutrition assistant? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?

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Resmi Jayachandran in London, United Kingdom

65 months ago

I am a qualified dietitian from India.I completed my degree in food science and quality control and post graduate diploma in clinical nutrition and dietetics. i have tree years of experience in dietetics.I have been in this country (uk) for bout three months only.When I reached her I got the information that there must be HPC registration to become a dietitian.So I am planning to become a nutritionist.In order to that I need some experience from this country.So I am happy to work as a volunteer to gain some experience.So if you can help me please reply.

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Nasro in London, United Kingdom

51 months ago

I have gratuated in sudan and studied health science where i specialised nutrition option,i have got honour degree of human nutrition with distiction.
i came to here london in december till that day i have been searching job i didnot get,
recently i have recognised that i have to register HPC so iam looking foward to register
i was going to gain some experience to understand how Uk system works,mind you unfortunatelly i didnot get a volunteer which concern what i have studied
please if you have nutrition volunteer contact me

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kekee in Watford, United Kingdom

22 months ago

Resmi Jayachandran in London, United Kingdom said: I am a qualified dietitian from India.I completed my degree in food science and quality control and post graduate diploma in clinical nutrition and dietetics. i have tree years of experience in dietetics.I have been in this country (uk) for bout three months only.When I reached her I got the information that there must be HPC registration to become a dietitian.So I am planning to become a nutritionist.In order to that I need some experience from this country.So I am happy to work as a volunteer to gain some experience.So if you can help me please reply.

hi rashmi did you get any volunteering role? r u registered to HPC i am looking for the same

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Shir in Israel

9 months ago

kate in London, United Kingdom said: As a nutrition assistant , i interact with patients on a daily basis, reviewing their nutrition plans, updating dietsheets, designing leaflets, liase with Nutritional reps regarding supplements.

The role is very varied and the skills that can be learnt are great to help you to progress in to another role. However more training may be required to progress in the field of nutrition, eg a degree especially If you decide you want to become a Dietitian , you will need to do this. If you want to become a nutritionist a degree is required to move up the ladder, however there are not to many options so it may be worth getting the expereince and working your way up, especially if you are not that acedemic. If work for the NHS, there may be basic nutrition courses they will send you on whlist you work.
The best way to gain expereince is to volunteer, ring up your local dietetic dept and see if not, try somewhere further away. At present there is a volunteer working in our dept. If you live in london, try out of london.

The job is stress free, i enjoy helping other people everyday and because i have a interest in nutrition is makes it the perfect job.

Good luck

Hi Kate,
My name is Shir and I'm from Israel. I did my B.Sc in Nutrition Science in Israel and about to move to London.
I'm intersting in find a job or a place to volunteer at the field of nutrition (I want to be a dietitin at the future). I would like to hear some details about the department that you work at and what does the volunteer is about.
Thank you vert much,
Shir.

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