Introduction Nutritionists and dieticians deal with the practical means by which we can use the information on diet and energy needs to improve our general health and well being. Nutritionists could be dietician, food technologists or home economists. Dieticians especially work to assist people in all their special circumstances in life – the young, the elderly, the sick, nursing mothers, active sports person, the heath conscious and the like. Working Conditions Generally, they work for regular hours and in hospitals may be required to work on weekends. Personality An aptitude in science, an interest in diets and the temperament to work in a group, undertake responsibility and qualities vital for this profession.