A nutrition director oversees an organization's nutrition guidelines. He/She may also create or update the policies in accordance with current standard practices. If he/she works in a food setting, he/she will monitor the content and overall nutrition in the food.
A nutrition director can work in hospitals or schools. A day in the life may include creating menus, reviewing ingredient lists, educating staff, and creating reports on nutrition status. Nutrition directors may also be involved in creating a budget for the kitchen and procuring ingredients.
To become a nutrition director, you'll require a bachelor's degree in food nutrition or relevant fields. You'll also require certification from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the licencing board in your state of practice. Employers may favor professionals with a diverse experience while hiring to fill this role.