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The importance of what and how much people eat is a growing concern in the public today. Obesity and health conditions attributed to unhealthy weight are a huge concern. Portion sizes have increased, and delicious but dangerous processed foods have created a need for professionals who assist clients with healthier eating habits.

A career in nutrition supports those who want to eat healthy, many whom would like (or need) to lose weight. This work consists of planning programs that address issues related to food and nutrition, observing meal preparation, and supervising meals that are served. Clients with health conditions are supplied individual dietary modifications recommended to help alleviate illnesses or provide treatment for allergic reactions.

Nutrition careers are available in private business and public institutions like schools. By providing individual one-on-one client consultation, nutritionists can devise customized eating plans and give straightforward, meaningful guidance for struggling patients. Most careers in nutrition involve working in well-lit, well-ventilated, clean areas, but there may be occasions where the jobs occur in congested, hot kitchens.

Patience when advising others on their nutrition is important. Everyone changes habits differently, and there may be some added coaxing and inspirational attitude that nutritionists must possess for clients that are suffering from extreme difficulty with food addictions. The careers in nutrition that receive the highest pay are those that require specialized training. A salary is also benefited with an advanced degree and when the state's certification and other requirements are surpassed.

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