Nutrition is the study of all aspects of the relation of diet to health and disease, especially in humans and animals of agricultural or zoological importance. Such studies include determining nutritional requirements and how they change over the life cycle or during the course of the disease, nutritional risk factors for disease, eating disorders and weight management, dietary supplements, and special considerations for sports.

Nutritionists and dietitians help to advance an understanding of how diet affects the health and well-being of people and animals. They plan food and nutrition programmes and supervise the preparation and serving of meals.

They provide health advice and promoting healthy eating, examine the process of nourishment and the association between diet, disease and health, and educating health professionals and the public about nutrition.

Subject Combination

English, Chemistry, Mathematics / Physics and Agric Science


Nutritionists and dietitians are typically employed in hospitals, restaurants, hotels, schools, food and animal feed manufacturers.

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