Nutrition and Dietetics Sector

Overview

The Nutrition Industry has expanded its horizon to a preventive lifestyle which aids in leading a healthy way of life.

Nutrition also focuses on how people can use dietary choices to reduce the risk of disease by consuming the right quantity of nutrients as a part of their daily meal and understand how bodies react to various allergies. If people do not have the right balance of nutrients in their diet, their risk of developing certain health conditions increase.

The Global Nutritional Analysis market was valued at USD 4.20 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 8.05 billion by the year 2026.

The practice of integrative nutrition takes a holistic approach to wellness laying emphasis on recognizing that the foundation for optimal health and healing begins with a health promoting diet.

Integrative Nutrition therapy is a leading-edge, evidence-based, systems biology approach to patient care that focuses on identifying root causes and imbalances and thus rectifying the same to significantly improve patient health outcomes.

Integrative Nutrition also implies a symphony of a good diet, good sleep, adequate exercise and a healthy psychological well being of an individual.

According to ICMR India State-Level Disease Burden Study report 2017 “India: Health of the Nation’s States”, the estimated proportion of all deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) has increased from 37.09% in 1990 to 61.8% in 2017.

NCDs like obesity, heart disorders, diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc today are increasing in numbers and holistic nutrition is the answer to these lifestyle demons.

With an increase in erratic lifestyles, there is a growing need for a change in the way of nourishing ourselves.

Some of the reasons for an increase in the demand of Nutrition Professionals are:

The demand for nutrition and health professionals is growing dramatically on a global scale, due to the recent COVID19 pandemic.

In this fast-paced, fast food world that we live in, nutritionists play a vital role in keeping the population healthy. With the guidance and expertise of Nutrition Professionals, individuals and groups learn ways to improve their eating habits and instill healthy behaviours into everyday life.

Nutritionists use ideas from molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to understand how nutrients affect the human body.

Working as a nutritionist can be incredibly rewarding as you watch patients and clients improve their quality of life and feel better. If food aligned to healthy living is your passion, consider the degrees, skills and traits that are necessary to work as a nutritionist.

Nutritionists are needed across all areas of the healthcare industry, from hospitals to home health agencies, but their role is integral at food manufacturers, cafeterias and gyms.

With increased public awareness of the importance of nutrition for our well-being and development diverse career opportunities have emerged that support and utilize the fundamentals of the nutrition field.

Career Prospects

Nutrition & Dietetics give you a chance to broaden your horizon with multiple career prospects.

Health & Wellness

Work in inpatient and outpatient settings like hospitals, Clinics, OPD’s, special care units.

Work as a holistic lifestyle coach.

Some of the renowned organizations to work for are Apollo Hospitals, Jaslok Hospital, H.N Reliance, AIIMS, Talwalkars, Gold’s Gym, VLCC, HealthSprings.

Public Health Nutrition

Work with federal government organizations, such as USDA and FDA.

Work with Non-Government Organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, CRY to help them in their nutrition driven programmes(In short work with government bodies on nutrition campaigns to eradicate social emergencies in the nation).

Some of the renowned organizations to work for are World Health Organization(WHO), UNICEF, CRY.

Food and Hospitality

Chart out cafeteria options and healthy menus for Hospital canteens, provide nutrition interventions in schools, restaurants, Food chains.

Also, provide wellness therapies to aviation industries & medical tourism as well.

Some of the renowned organizations to work for are Ecole Mondiale, Lilavati Hospital, Sodexo, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Consultancy Services.

Private Health Care Industry

Work in marketing, public relations, quality control, and research and development for various big industries in sectors like Food, Nutraceuticals, Pharma, Food Services.

Some of the renowned organizations to work for are Hexagon Nutrition, Kelloggs, Cadbury, Abbott, GlaxoSmithKline.

Nutrition Education & Research

Work with state boards of education and nutrition/health councils.

Work in research settings, overseeing clinical trials and interventions.

Work with the academic sector for nutrition awareness to better health as being healthy is becoming crucial with bad lifestyles.

Some of the renowned organizations to work for are Du Pont, Sanofi, Britannia, Nestle, Marico, National Institute of Nutrition.

International Food Organizations

An upcoming field in the world of Nutrition is assisting international food organizations like US Aid, CARE, PEACECORP, Center for Food Safety.

Skills Required -An interest in helping others, An analytic personality, Organized, Dependable, Compassionate, Patient, ability to motivate others, Empathy and understanding.

Nutripreneur

Being the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits. A Nutripreneur puts his/her nutrition knowledge to private practice. He aims to run a self independent income and also has a keen interest in the welfare of the public but with entrepreneurial touch.

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