Preparing a dinner for two sometimes seems challenge enough. But preparing healthy, nutritious food for hundreds is something that requires the expertise and knowledge of a dietetic technician.
Often working with dietitians, dietetic technicians plan menus, prepare meals, order food, and manage budgets for places like schools, nursing homes, and prisons. They may also help counsel people on healthy eating or prepare nutrition information for food labels.
Dietetic technicians help to prepare food for facilities such as hospitals, schools, and restaurants.
Caring, compassionate, and organized. You may be working with a wide range of people, some of whom are ill or overweight. And you may be juggling many responsibilities as you coordinate meals for large groups.
Graduating isn’t enough: You’ll need to pass a national exam on nutrition basics, counseling, education, and management.