Future CareersDecember 4, 2022 2023-07-27 17:37
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8 Amazing Jobs
for Holistic Nutrition Practitioners
1. Manage or Work in a Supplement Store
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, you are qualified to work in or manage a natural health foods & supplement store.
You are more likely to get hired if you have previous sales experience since you would be required to interact with a large number of customers as part of your responsibilities.
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner working in a supplement store, your duties might require you to:
- Open and close the store at a designated time.
- Maintain the cleanliness of the store.
- Keep the shelves stacked with inventory, and order inventory that is out of stock.
- Answer questions and educate potential customers about the store’s products.
- Answer the phone and take phone orders.
- Recommend that a customer meets with a specialist if their request/question is beyond your scope of practice.
2. Work as a Nutrition & Wellness Advisor in a Fitness Center / Gym
Connecting with local gyms and fitness centers can be a great way to find a job in holistic nutrition. To reach a broader audience and provide the best results possible, many gyms offer complete packages that include nutrition services.
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, you possess the tools that are necessary to succeed in this setting.
Having a background in sports performance or sports nutrition can also be beneficial but is not always necessary. Oftentimes, fitness clients need only very simple changes to their dietary habits to show great results.
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner working in a gym, you might be required to:
- Assist the marketing staff with creating nutrition coaching packages that are tailored to the gym’s usual clientele.
- Offer free nutrition consultations to regular members.
- Provide nutrition coaching sessions to members.
- Create macro-based nutrition plans for performance-focused individuals.
- Work alongside the personal trainers, coaches, and other practitioners to offer clients the best chances to succeed with their fitness goals.
- Conduct mini nutrition workshops or demos for group fitness classes.
3. Work in a Naturopathic Clinic
Working in a naturopathic clinic can be a great fit for a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner! Your co-workers often share the same or similar health philosophies, and many times your clientele will as well.
Many naturopathic clinics have a variety of healthcare practitioners working there in addition to nutritionists, including naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists.
Health care practitioners at naturopathic clinics could be working under a contract through the clinic, or might be in private practice and renting space in the clinic’s office.
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner working at a naturopathic clinic, you might be required to:
- Educate clients about making healthy lifestyle choices, including food, exercise, and sleep.
- Make recommendations about dietary supplements and herbs for clients.
- Create meal plans according to the client’s desires and needs.
- Recommend healthy recipes for clients based on their meal plan.
- Create educational handouts about living a healthy lifestyle.
- Conduct healthy living workshops.
- Answer the phone and make appointments.
4. Write about Holistic Health & Nutrition
Thanks in part to the internet and independent book publishing companies, there are numerous opportunities available for Holistic Nutrition Practitioners to write website content, blog articles, books, digital downloads, and much more.
You can write content for yourself or for other bloggers and businesses, and it’s a great way to bring in extra income.
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner writing about holistic nutrition, you might be required to:
- Develop topic ideas for content.
- Do evidence-based research for articles.
- Meet deadlines set by others you are doing work for.
- Publish content on a website, either your own website or a client’s website, or work with a web developer to get your content published.
- Take pictures or create graphics related to your content.
5. Run an Online Nutrition Consulting Business
Online nutrition consulting businesses are a very common career path for Holistic Nutrition Practitioners for many reasons:
- you can choose your target audience
- decide what services you want to provide
- set your own work hours and prices
- work out of your home or anywhere else you can conduct a consultation
- basically be your own boss!
The type of work you would be doing is very similar to that of working in a naturopathic clinic, but there are added responsibilities as well.
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner running an online nutrition consulting business, you might be required to:
- Create and manage a website for your business.
- Create marketing materials and manage social media platforms to promote your business.
- Set up an electronic appointment and billing system.
- Manage your bookkeeping system.
6. Manage or Work at a Meal Prep Company (In-Home Delivery and Cooking Service)
Meal prep companies have become very popular among consumers who want to eat healthy meals at home but prefer to have someone else do the grocery shopping, meal preparation, and in some cases even the cooking, for them.
Many meal prep companies specialize in the type of meals they create, including organic, gluten-free, and vegetarian meals.
Experience working directly with food, including recipe development and cooking, is beneficial.
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner working at a meal prep company, you might be required to:
- Develop and test recipes before providing them to customers.
- Create custom weekly and monthly meal plans for customers.
- Shop for groceries.
- Prepare the recipe ingredients, including washing, slicing, and chopping ingredients.
- Cook meals for customers.
- Conduct cooking demonstrations and private cooking classes.
- Deliver ingredients and meals to local homes and businesses.
7. Teach Nutrition Workshops and Cooking Classes
Nutrition workshops and cooking classes are a great way to educate clients and the community about holistic nutrition while promoting yourself and your services at the same time.
Nutrition workshops and cooking classes can be based on various themes that you choose – by changing the theme periodically, you can entice people to come back to your classes, which brings you repeat business.
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner teaching nutrition workshops and cooking classes, you might be required to:
- Create class descriptions and outlines about the class.
- Find locations to teach the classes.
- Develop handouts for class attendees, including nutrition education information and recipes.
- Purchase recipe ingredients, cooking supplies, and serving dishes/utensils to be used during the class.
- Prep the recipe ingredients before the class takes place.
8. Teach at a Holistic Nutrition School (Advanced)
After obtaining your degree, you might be thinking that teaching at the school where you received your education, or maybe another similar school, would be an interesting job and a good fit for you.
While being a teacher involves making a commitment to teach the entire length of the course, you would most likely still be able to pursue additional career paths at the same time, such as those mentioned in this blog post
As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner teaching at a holistic nutrition school, you might be required to:
- Develop the course curriculum.
- Develop lecture material to present to students.
- Grade student assignments and exams.
- Meet with students regarding their career options.
- Stay current with trends in holistic nutrition.