Kingston College of Science initiated Food & Nutrition (Honours) -Three Years Degree Course from 2013. Food & Nutrition is a multidisciplinary subject and it can also be referred to as paramedical course with multiple opportunities e.g. hospital dietician, community project work in different NGOs, teaching in schools and colleges and many more to flourish in the career. We have well organised laboratory with improved equipments and excellent collection of reference books in the library. Good faculties are present to teach students and guide them to get success in their career. In this course we have added benefit of hospital training facilities for our students. A short project work is also given to the students for the completion of B.Sc degree.
Nutritionists are much like dietitians and have many of the same duties, although dieticians work more in clinical settings, such as hospitals or nursing homes. Nutritionists may work more with the public in schools and community programs, focusing on promoting awareness rather than diagnosing and planning meals for patients. They have an opportunity to join the food companies as marketing personnel or as the nutrition officer. Again they can join as nutrition counsellor in fitness and slimming centre. They also have a chance in the academic field to serve as teachers in schools and colleges and researchers in different national R&D laboratories.
Future scope of the Food & Nutrition
Food & Nutrition is a multidisciplinary subject. It can also be referred to as para-medical course as there is biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, community and public health nutrition, food chemistry etc so there are different scopes are present to boost the carrier of the students. Hospital visit, industrial visit, NGO visits are also there in the course to encourage the students for participation in the application field of this subject. The scopes of the subject include the following-
|Area of the subject||scopes|
|3.||Health and fitness sector||
|5.||Non Governmental Organization (NGO)||
NGO like Child in need institute(CINI)
|6.||Research and Scientist||
|9.||Food supplement companies||
|10.||Quality control management||
|11.||Food testing Agency||
Faculties of Food & Nutrition department of Kingston college of Science (KCS) are very sincere and they always help and guide their students to flourish in their carrier.
Government Sector: They can work with government hospitals, government’s health department, schools, colleges, factories and office cafeterias for planning nutritional regiment.
Sports and Health Clubs: They can also work for sports hostels and athletes camps. Health and recreation clubs, canteen and nursing care facilities also require the services of nutritionists and dietitians. Employment opportunities are also open to them in catering department of star hotels and restaurants.
Teaching, Research and Development: Research and development involves conducting research on various food items to ensure their quality as well as studying the effects of various types of diet on the body chemistry in labs. The research nutritionists do research on nutritive value of food which helps to understand the various components of food we eat and the right type of food which provides a balanced mix of the essentials like vitamins, minerals etc. needed for the human body. They also can opt for research career mainly in universities, public or private sector research institutes, food product manufacturing companies and hospitals. Teaching the science of nutrition of dietetics in colleges and universities is also a good option.
Mass Media: Moreover they could find openings in the mass media where top priority is given to disseminating vital information on healthy living.
Gyms, Slimming Centers:
Private Consultant/ Practitioner: Experienced nutritionist may become assistant, associate, or director of a dietetic department, or become self-employed. Some nutritionist specialize in areas such as renal or paediatric dietetics. Besides all these they can also work as private consultant or private practitioner.