Where do Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists Work?

Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists work in a variety of practice settings and perform many different professional services.

Here are some of the roles, services, and responsibilities of Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists:

  • Registered Dietitians work with families, communities, and other professionals to help Albertan families achieve and maintain good health.
  • Registered Dietitians can provide expertise related to label reading, grocery shopping, saving money at the supermarket, preparing meals and snacks for busy schedules, cooking tips and more.
  • Registered Dietitians work towards the prevention of childhood obesity.
  • Registered Dietitians work with individuals with eating disorders.
  • Registered Dietitians help athletes to meet their sport nutrition needs.
  • Clinical dietitians work in hospitals and long term care settings with clients as part of the interprofessional health care team to help treat and manage disease with specific nutrition care plans.
  • Outpatient dietitians work in interprofessional team clinics with clients who attend appointments.
  • Private practice dietitians run their own consulting businesses.
  • Administrative dietitians work in hospital foodservice departments and/or run and manage kitchen staff and foodservice production in schools, nursing homes, restaurants, industrial plants, military bases, and other institutions.
  • Community dietitians promote health and prevent disease within their community.
  • Public health dietitians advise government on population-wide initiatives to improve the health of all Albertans.
  • Research dietitians conduct food and nutrition research in academic and practical work settings to promote current, evidence-based professional practice and service.

Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists work in many different settings in a variety of places. They can be found working at:

  • Health and wellness centres
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Health departments and public health agencies
  • Hospital patient care units
  • Primary care network clinics
  • Home care
  • Media relations
  • Food companies
  • Universities
  • Food service establishments in hospitals, restaurants, schools
  • Privately owned practices or clinics
  • Food and nutrition Industry and business
  • Corporate wellness
  • Many other non-traditional health and non-health care settings