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Dieticians translate scientific and nutritional information for everyone. They educate people about the importance of a well-balanced diet and healthy eating.

In hospitals, dieticians provide dietary advice to patients with medical conditions. They provide support to hospital catering departments making sure meals are varied and specific dietary requirements are respected. They may run clinics for people with a wide range of medical problems or eating disorders.

Some dieticians work in the community, updating fellow professionals on food and nutrition issues. They may also provide specialist advice to food companies or promotional groups, giving nutritional analysis of new products.

Dieticians need a strong interest in science, people and all aspects of food. Dieticians study a three-year degree course, for which the minimum requirements are two A-levels with at least one science subject preferably chemistry.

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