- Dietetic Technicians, also commonly known as "Diet Techs", work
under the supervision of Registered Dietitians when performing clinical
dietetics. They have an in-depth knowledge of nutrition. They assist in
planning menus based on an individual’s dietary needs and restrictions
as well as educating individuals on proper nutrition.
- They also work with medical patients who have special dietary
needs. They record their diet history and evaluate their eating habits.
- They also give educational materials that will help people
select and prepare foods that will meet their nutritional needs yet
follow the dietary restrictions prescribed by their physicians.
- Dietetic Technicians work in healthcare settings such as
hospitals, clinics, nursing, homes, health maintenance organizations
(HMO’s), government departments, homes health care agencies, and public
- They may work in various other settings as well, such as
cafeterias or kitchens, school food services, Adult/Child Day Care,
Wellness and Fitness Programs, or Weight Maintenance Programs.
- Dietetic Technicians like the diversity of their work and helping many different people.
- They also enjoy organizing and supervising food preparation activities and take pride in the foods they serve.
- Are often on their feet on a regular workday.
- Can be a challenge dealing with some patients who do not
appreciate the importance of dietary restrictions placed on them by