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Working in industry ‐ a personal view

Claire O’Brien (Information Manager, The Sugar Bureau, London, UK)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 February 1998



This brief article, based on a careers talk to postgraduate students, outlines the role of the nutritionist in industry, and some of the skills, responsibilities and qualities needed. According to the Nutritionists in Industry Group, the last few years have seen substantial growth in the numbers of nutritionists and dietitians employed by the food and drink, medical, catering and other food‐related industries. The job description of individuals employed by these companies and associations is extremely diverse and some nutritionists who are working alone may be expected to fulfil many different roles. Ultimately, nutritionists are employed by industry for their unique expertise and knowledge of current nutrition issues.



O’Brien, C. (1998), "Working in industry ‐ a personal view", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 98 No. 1, pp. 11-13.




Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

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