Skills Administrative Nutritionist in the Red Deer Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "administrative nutritionist" was moved from the group Dietitians and nutritionists (NOC 3132) to the group Dietitians and nutritionists (NOC 31121).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an administrative nutritionist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Dietitians and nutritionists (NOC 31121).


  • Develop, administer and supervise nutrition and food preparation and service programs
  • Evaluate nutritional status of individuals and provide nutrition guidance and consulting to health professionals, individuals, dietetic interns, community groups, government and the media
  • Administer budget
  • Plan, evaluate and conduct nutrition education programs and develop educational materials for various audiences
  • Hire and train staff
  • Supervise staff
  • Analyze current scientific nutritional studies, conduct research and evaluate program effectiveness to improve the nutritional value, taste, appearance and preparation of food
  • Aid in the prevention and/or treatment of inadequate nutrition
  • Determine nutritional needs of patients and plan, implement and evaluate normal and therapeutic menus to maintain and enhance general health

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Treating People/Animals
  • Management Help -
    • Evaluating
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Promoting and Selling


  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Food Production and Agriculture
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
  • Education and Training Help -
    • Teaching and Instruction
  • Health Services Help -
    • Medicine
    • Therapy and Counselling
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