Dietitians and nutritionists plan, organize, conduct and supervise programs in nutrition, diet and food service.
Dietitians require a master's or bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition or a related field such as food and nutritional science or biochemistry and one to two years of supervised practical training. Licensure with a regulatory body is required in all provinces for dietitians. Membership in the national association, Dietitians of Canada, may be required for dietitians. Nutritionists usually require the same education and training as dietitians. Registration with the national association, Dietitians of Canada and/or a provincial regulatory body is available for nutritionists who have the same education and practical training as dietitians.