How To Become A Nutritionist
How to become a nutritionist? I once wanted to study Nutrition and Dietetics, but my mom said, “No”. She wanted me to study other things and earn a lot of money. Funnily enough, I am back at where I wanted to be. I'm not going to become a nutritionist, but I'm just glad that I blog about food every day. Maybe, I'm the next Julie Powell. Maybe, my life will made into a movie. The movie bit is wishful thinking! Becoming a nutritionist these days is a very good idea because the world is getting submerged under a pile of crappy food. Ok, make that real crappy food. But, before you become a nutritionist, ask yourself if you are really passionate about what you are going to step into. Whatever you do, never make a half hearted attempt with anything.
There are no shortcuts to become a nutritionist. The first thing that you have to do, is to do some research. Find out what it takes to become a nutritionist. Learn the pros and cons of being a nutritionist. Speak to a few nutritionists to gain some insight. Talk to your family and friends about your idea of becoming a nutritionist. Listen to what they have to say, but remember that you are the final deciding authority of your life. The next thing that you can do is, gather all the possible food related information from the Internet or from any other media. Knowledge is power after all. You can start to implement healthy food practices in your own home in order to come up with your own diets in the future.
Once you are ready to take that big leap of faith, you need to get a degree or certification in Nutrition. The procedure to get a degree will vary from country to country and from state to state. So, do what you must. Take up some extra courses, write the tests and get through. Once you get your degree, you will have to apply for a certification or license to practice.
You have become a nutritionist. All you need now is to find a place that will hire you. It could be schools, colleges, the NBA, hospitals, big corporate or where ever. You can also try your hand at private practice. However, I will not recommend that you get into private practice right away. You can get into private practice after you gain enough experience.
Becoming a nutritionist is hard work but it has its own rewards. Become a nutritionist and gimme a holler. Good luck!
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