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Nutrition Educator

Discover how to become a nutrition educator in the health sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability, and nutrition sector occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Nutrition Educator is $45,000 - 65,000 annually


What does a nutrition educator do? 

Nutrition educators might undertake tasks such as providing support, information and advice to clients about energy intake, as well as optimal health, BMI and food disorders. They might evaluate and coordinate the services of health agencies. There are likely to be around 5000 job openings up until 2022 in this profession from workers leaving and new nutrition jobs being created.

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What skills do you need to be a nutrition educator? 

Nutrition educators might apply the science of human nutrition to help their clients to get better health outcomes and to assist them with issues to do with food and nutrition.

  • Putting together plans of diets, eating programs, energy needs and food menus
  • Instructing their clients on the requirements and importance of diet and how to plan and prepare food
  • Giving advice on BMI, body weight and the preparation and serving of meals
  • Collecting, organising and assessing data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities
  • Assisting to monitor their clients’ food intake, and provide constructive feedback
  • Working out methods to calculate nutritional values of food, and calories/kilojoules burned

Nutrition educator quick facts

Working as a nutrition educator can be a rewarding and fulfilling role. Find out more about what you can expect in the profession here.

  • Average Hours Worked
    34.1 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; community services, public administration and safety; as well as other services
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for nutritionist educators start at a Bachelor level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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