Dietetics is a great career

Food is an integral part of daily life, and nutrition is a vital consideration in the treatment and management of issues impacting on peoples' health and lifestyle. Dietetics provides an opportunity to pass on nutritional knowledge to people from all walks of life and in a variety of settings. Hence, dietitians engage with people in a number of different environments including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community
  • Marae
  • Corporate health & wellness divisions
  • Professional sports teams/ NZ Academy of Sport
  • Government agencies, e.g. Ministry of Health 
  • Private practice
  • Large food companies
  • Media, e.g. writing for publications; fronting a television series
  • Research
  • Education
  • Foodservice
  • Health promotion
  • Nutritional companies

Dietitians in New Zealand believe there is huge satisfaction to be gained from improving the quality of life of people who are suffering or compromised by their lifestyle or health issues.