I chose to complete a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and become a Dietetian because I am fascinated by how the nutrients we consume affect our health. I love understanding how the food is metabolized in our body and the role of specific nutrients. Nutrition is a fundamental part of the prevention, treatment and management of many diseases and health conditions.
I like learning about the anatomy of our body and different disease. I also like working with people and educating them on how to use nutrition to reach their best possible health. A dietitian must also be skilled in math.
This is because in the hospital setting they are responsible for calculating individual’s energy and protein needs and then if an individual can not meet these needs orally by feeding them through a vein or through a tube directly into their stomach or intestine.