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68M - Nutrition Care Specialist

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Spc. Enoch Guto, a Nutrition Care Specialist with Company B
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Basic Job Description

As an important member of the food service team, the Nutrition Care Specialist prepares all types of food according to standard and dietetic recipes, as well as ordering and inspecting food supplies and preparing meats for cooking. The Nutrition Care Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting in the supervision of medical nutrition care operations.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Performs basic clinical dietetic functions in the dietary management and treatment of patients. Prepares, cooks and serves modified and regular food items according to nutrition care treatment plans under the supervision of a dietitian or noncommissioned officer.

Supervises basic clinical dietetic functions in the dietary management and treatment of patients. Supervises, prepares, cooks, and serves modified and regular food items according to nutrition care treatment plans under supervision of a dietitian or senior noncommissioned officer.

Training Information

Job training for a Nutrition Care Specialists currently requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training to include small quantity food preparation. Some of the skills you’ll learn are: Individual and classroom presentations, assessment of a patient’s dietary requirements and restrictions, menu planning to include recipe modification for special diets, basic food preparation, large and small quantities
and food safety and sanitation.

ASVAB Score Required: 95 in aptitude area OF

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222332

Other Requirements

Similar Civilian Occupations

  • Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
  • Dietetic Technicians
  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

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