Careers in nutrition are as variable as the people who select to be involved. From educators who use theater to teach nutrition principles; to journalists who review recipes, restaurants and menus; to clinicians in hospital settings; to environmentalists focused on agricultural policy. The common themes revolve around health promotion, disease prevention, and healthy food.
Untangling the Nutrition Web in Career Development was first published in 1997. A 4th edition is in process. If you have experience with the book, please send your thoughts for improvement. Also, I would like to hear your career story. Fill in the career story form and it will post on the website.
Skills, Abilities and Interests
This is an example of one of the many personal information tables. In this case, the user will read through the list of skills, abilities, interests and talents and mark whether they like or don’t like it, whether they are skilled or not, whether they want to develop the skill or not.
This chart breaks the world of work into categories called “Employer Focus.” Within each focus area are examples of employers, keywords and work activities that are typical in that area. Users can go through the table and circle what is interesting to them and start to see a picture of where they might like to focus their career.
This page is an example of a typical worksheet throughout the book. Users will fill in the worksheet based on the discussion and questions in the previous section.