Increased global and local awareness on healthy eating and fitness has
created a massive need for professionals with a passion for, and grounded
knowledge of, nutrition. Modern companies, schools, brands and public
institutions are increasingly encouraging healthy eating, and in turn,
promoting a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Unilever, one of the
world’s largest multinational consumer goods companies, partners with several
international health organisations in order to conduct research to actively
encourage a sustainable lifestyle through targeted marketing campaigns to
current and potential consumers. Well-known for its employee benefits, Google
makes healthy eating an easy option, by putting obvious nutrition labels on all
food available in their offices. They also design their cafeterias with
behavioral economics in mind, keeping meal portion sizes in check, thus
decreasing food waste.
It is no wonder that there
is a greater need for professionals with a solid grounding in nutritional knowledge.
Consumers, employees and the general public need to understand the principles
of good nutrition and how to apply them.
Careers in healthy food
retail; nutritional food writing and blogging; nutrition educators for schools;
and nutrition advisors for companies or in a private capacity are increasingly
prominent and profitable options.
Gaining skills, or
expanding on your current passion for nutrition, can open up many doors for
career opportunities, and will continue to do so as conversations on this topic
become ever more prominent in South Africa.
your skills, or gain new ones, in the field of nutrition with the SSISA
Health Profile Assessor short course.
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