Another health care services offered by the military chain of command to its hundreds of thousands of members all over the globe is about proper nutrition so that its personnel maintains body health requirements. The Dieticians in the military manage the food service facilities and plan appropriate meals for patients in the military hospitals.
The usual duties and responsibilities of Dieticians in the military organization include:
Make guidelines and policies for food services in hospitals
Ensure safety standards in hospitals by observing how food are being served
Make suitable training programs for personnel involve in food preparation
Make special diet food course or menu for patients in the hospital
Prepare menu plans in hospitals
Conduct interview with hospital patient to get comments regarding food service
Prepare for the daily food budget of the hospital
Give good nutrition information to the military so that they would learn the importance of health and nutrition to their profession
The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military organization includes:
Willingness to help others especially in the health and nutrition aspect
Enthusiasm in the interpretation of medical and scientific data
Enthusiasm in topics about good nutrition is very important for the military to stay fit and healthy
Classroom instructions as well as actual training in related job are helpful training attributes. In the military there is no training provided for Dieticians.
The Dieticians work in military hospitals and on board ships. They can only get training outside of the military organization or from the Dieticians association.
The Dieticians in the civilian world work in government and private hospitals, corporate companies, colleges and universities, restaurants, community health centers, and big companies selling food products.