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Food And Nutrition

Fruits and vegetables contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy body. Whole fruits and veggies are less expensive and much more enjoyable than vitamin supplements and pills. Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health. There are six categories of nutrients that the body needs to acquire from food: protein, carbohydrates, fat, fibers, vitamins and minerals, and water Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health. There are six categories of nutrients that the body needs to acquire from food: protein, carbohydrates, fat, Candidates seeking admission to Bachelor course in Nutrition & Dietetics are required to pass the Higher Secondary Examination or Plus two in science subjects covering physics, chemistry, home science and biology. With a few exceptions, dietetics is studied only after a bachelor's degree in any one of the disciplines like home science, medicine, science (with chemistry, microbiology), hotel management and catering technology.

 

Nutritionists and dieticians have multiple career options .A relatively new profession, dietetics is the science of managing food and nutrition of an individual to promote health..  Food being the source of health, it is essential to have appropriate eating habits for a healthy life. Dieticians or nutritionists help to promote good health through corrective eating habits, thus improving the quality of life. Their major work involves planning and fixing nutritional regimens for the patients depending on their age, sickness or work routine and educate them for the best eating habits. They can work with government hospitals, government's health department, school, collages, factories and office cafeterias for planning nutritional regiment They also can be hired for sports hostels and athletes camps.. Health and recreation clubs, canteen and nursing care facilities also require the services of Nutritionists and dietitians. Employment opportunities are also open to them in catering department of star hotels and restaurants and research labs of food manufacturers. Moreover they could find openings in the mass media where top priority is given to disseminating vital information on healthy living.They do research on nutritive value of food which help to understand the various components of food we eat and the right type of food which provides a balanced mix of the essentials like vitamins, minerals etc needed for the human body. Further they educate their clients about preparation of food according to the principles of nutrition.

 Candidates seeking admission to Bachelor course in Nutrition & Dietetics are required to pass the Higher Secondary Examination or Plus two in science subjects covering physics, chemistry, home science and biology. With a few exceptions, dietetics is studied only after a bachelor's degree in any one of the disciplines like home science, medicine, science (with chemistry, microbiology), hotel management and catering technology.


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