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Nutrition Sciences

Individuals who possess a genuine interest in improving people's health through dietary changes may be well-suited to a career in nutrition sciences. Graduates in this field can find job opportunities as nutritionists, dietitians, health writers or culinary artists. Read on to learn more.

Inside Nutrition Sciences

The study of the complex relationship between our bodies and the food we eat is known as nutrition science. Nutrition scientists work to promote healthy eating and lifestyle habits by educating others, conducting research or developing nutritional programs for organizations. They study the effects vitamins and minerals have on the human body and how food can be used to help prevent or cure disease. In addition, they may focus on the psychological and sociological components of eating patterns.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the majority of graduates work as nutritionists or dietitians in the healthcare sector (www.bls.gov), though many work in government or for pharmaceutical industries. Careers in food sales, education, culinary arts and journalism are also possible. If this field interests you, check out the resources from Study.com provided below. They can help you make degree and career decisions that fit your needs.

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