Nutritional assistant

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What are my activities in this job?
Nutritional assistants work in the field of diet and nutritional consultation. They develop nutritional therapies for patients and support them in changing their eating habits. They are also responsible for food management, in that they monitor the preparation of nutritional therapy meals and guide/instruct staff.
Where can I work?
This work is done primarily at inpatient facilities. Nutritional assistants can also work for health insurance providers, medical practices and elderly care facilities or as independent consultants.
What requirements must I meet?
  • Secondary school certificate; first general education school leaving certificate and a completed two-year course of training/education; successful completion of ten years of schooling that extends the first general education school leaving certificate; other general schooling.
  • General medical suitability, minimum three-week placement in advance, minimum age: 17 years
How much will the training cost?
Subject to certain costs, such as school fees or admission/examination fees.


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Type of training/education



3 years


Nutritional assistant


Student stipend/allowance

No remuneration is paid during the school training course.

State recognition