Dietitian Interview Questions and Answers

Updated April 19, 2017

An interview call should be welcome news, but many of us lose our cool when we receive one. Reason? It is not easy to be placed under a spotlight and asked questions. But since there is no way that you can get out of an interview – unless you decide to give up a job opportunity – you have to prepare yourself to be placed under the spotlight.

Interviews should not be considered monsters. Instead, they should be taken as chances to a great end. A good job will make things easy for you, helping you climb the career ladder quickly. Take this fact into account when appearing for an interview. Instead to biting your nails, wondering if you will fail at impressing the interviewer, use this time to prepare for the interview day.

Here is a set of interview questions and answers for a dietitian position:


Dietitian Interview Questions and Answers

What are some of the main duties of a dietitian?
Dietitians make sure that clients health and diet needs are managed through well-balanced diet plans. They assess clients’ health requirements and current diets, look through their medical histories, create and implement diet plans to meet each client’s specific requirements, and ensure that any needed changes are incorporated into their diets.

Do you think that an individual’s diet is a great factor in keeping diseases at bay?
For sure. A healthy diet automatically translates into a strong immune system.

Speaking of immunity, have you ever worked with clients who have autoimmune diseases?
Yes. I have many clients who come to me to help them handle their symptoms through proper diets. I have worked with client who have been diagnosed with SLE-RA, MS, MG and Pemphigus.

As far as client education is concerned, where would you place it on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
If 1 is the lowest, I would place client education at 10. It is imperative for clients to know exactly what they are getting into when they come for a consultation. Also, it is important for them to understand the benefits of good diet so that they can stick to it.

How do you gauge your clients’ progress?
Gauging a client’s progress is very important if you want to reach your goals. How a client is feeling sometime after starting the diet, his or her physical appearance and vital signs, and blood reports usually help me gauge how they are progressing, and to determine what the next step will be.

As far as meal preparation is concerned, what is the role of a dietitian?
While dietitians do not usually handle actual cooking duties, they may provide vital information to food preparation workers about cooking, such as how much salt to use and what type of bread a client should be eating. In some facilities, dietitians help with actual cooking as well.

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