Date: Thu, January 17, 2013
Grade level(s): Middle School, High School
Session #1 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Session #2 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Health & fitness has become a huge priority for many Americans today. With the U.S. obesity rate expected to rise a whopping 43% by 2018, professionals in the nutrition science field are increasingly in demand. People want to live long, healthy lives—dietitians, nutritionists, personal fitness trainers & other health professionals help make that goal a reality.
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. Dietitians and nutritionists work in many settings, including hospitals, cafeterias, nursing homes, and schools. Some are self-employed with their own practice.
Most dietitians and nutritionists have a bachelor’s degree and have participated in supervised training. Many states require dietitians and nutritionists to be licensed.
The median annual wage of dietitians and nutritionists is now close to $55,000.
Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is expected to increase 18 percent from 2012 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Kylene Guerra, Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic
Schools interested in participating in this educational opportunity should contact John Ramicone at 216-916-6360 or by January 14th.
A program fee of $75.00 will be charged to schools not in the NOTA or NORTH2 member districts. Please process a purchase order to WIVZ/PBS Distance Learning, c/o John Ramicone, 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115 and fax a copy or the p.o. number to 216-916-6361. Thank you.