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What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

  • Date Submitted: 01/07/2012 09:43 AM
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I currently attend Blanche Ely High School for the sole purpose of graduating and fulfilling my long term goal of entering into the medical field. The section of the medical field that interests me the most is Sports Medicine. Sports Medicine is the field which involves the human body functions and movements. There are many different careers under this field which include dietitians, nutritionists, physical therapists and athletic trainers.
Dietitians and nutritionists plan food and nutrition programs, supervise meal preparation, and oversee the serving of meals. They prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications. Dietitians also promote exercise along with healthy eating to help promote weight loss in over weight individuals.. For example, dietitians might teach a patient with high blood pressure how to use less salt when preparing meals, or create a diet reduced in fat, sodium and sugar for an overweight patient. Dietitians manage food service systems for institutions such as hospitals and schools, promote sound eating habits through education, and conduct research.
Many dietitians specialize, becoming a clinical dietitian, community dietitian, management dietitian, or consultant. Clinical dietitians provide nutritional services to patients in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and other institutions. They assess patients' nutritional needs, develop and implement nutrition programs, and evaluate and report the results. They also confer with doctors and other healthcare professionals to coordinate medical and nutritional needs.
Increased public interest in nutrition has led to job opportunities in food manufacturing, advertising, and marketing. In these areas, dietitians analyze foods, prepare books and studies for distribution, or report on issues such as dietary fiber, vitamin supplements, or the nutritional content of recipes. Dietitians and nutritionists usually work in clean, well-lighted, and...

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