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.
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
- Normal color vision required
Similar Civilian Occupations
- Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
- Dietetic Technicians
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers