Also referred to as: Dietetic Assistant, Nutrition Assistant, Nutrition Technician, Patient Intake Monitoring Technician, Patient Nutritional Screening Technician
Requirements and Responsibilities

Diet Technician screens and identifies patients with nutritional risk using scoring guidelines and initiates referrals for dietetic assessment. Institutes basic nutrition plans including individualized menu plans and monitors intake and acceptance of required meals and supplements. Being a Diet Technician computes analysis of patients intake and calorie count results. Requires an associate degree. Additionally, Diet Technician typically reports to a dietitian. Typically requires Dietetic Technician - Registered (DTR). The Diet Technician gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Diet Technician typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.

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