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Dietitian I


Perform professional level nutritional assessment, education and medical nutritional therapy and/or directs others in professional administrative dietetic services.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Plans and evaluates diets and food service menus.
  • Monitors nutritional status by observation; reviews food intake, medical records, and laboratory tests; and makes dietary recommendations.
  • Develops and conducts educational programs on nutrition, diet, and/or food service.
    Counsels clients regarding preventive and therapeutic nutrition and diet.
  • Consults with and provides information on nutritional care to university personnel or other nutrition, health, or social service agencies.
  • Maintains and analyzes fiscal, production, and inventory records; estimates food requirements based on menus; prepares food specifications; and initiates purchase orders.
  • Collects and/or interprets nutritional assessment and socio economic data for individual clients and for studies and surveys on the effect of diet on health and disease.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree with major in Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition or Food Service Administration; completion of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved dietetic education program.

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as a Dietician in accordance with Chapter 468, Florida Statutes.



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