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Dietary Aide Job Overview

Dietary aides work with a dietitian to prepare food based on recipes for a specific purpose. Dietary aides typically have to consider health-related situations when preparing meals and recipes. A dietary aide may work in a variety of settings in different facilities or as a self-employed dietitian with the appropriate schooling and experience. A dietary aide may be responsible for planning meals based on a person’s health concerns such as diabetes or other chronic illnesses. He or she must interview the person or group and plan and execute meals based on the person or people’s needs. The job may also include monitoring how much a person eats and whether or not they are receiving enough nutrients and calories.

A dietary aide’s daily tasks typically include:

  • interview individuals about health concerns and plan meals accordingly
  • prepare meals based on the registered dietitian or dietary technician's recipes
  • monitor clients to ensure proper food intake
  • prepare menus that are appropriate for a wide range of consumers

Dietary Aide Job Education Requirements

Most states require a person to be certified to work in the food industry in general, but many employers also require special certifications to work as a dietary aide. Some jobs offer on-the-job general training while others offer internships or more formal training such as apprenticeships. Although most dietary aide positions only require a high school diploma, some people go beyond that requirement. A dietary aide or dietetic technician may choose to receive a one-year certificate from a community college or an associate’s degree to work in this field. Some people earn their bachelor’s degree in a related field before becoming a dietary aide.

Dietary Aide Job Market

Because of the variety of opportunities for dietary aides, the job market outlook is positive for this field. A person may look for jobs in hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, schools, and even prisons. The specific job market is dependent on the area where a person is pursuing a job in this field.

Dietary Aide Job Salary Information

The average salary for a dietary aide in the United States is just under $30,000. The lowest percentage of dietary aides makes around $18,000 per year while the highest percentage makes over $44,000 per year. The salary is dependent on the type of employer. Dietary aides working in hospitals typically make just over $30,000 per year. Some people may also choose to become a dietary manager with enough experience and receive higher wages being in a management position.


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The Oaks at Radford Hills is now hiring *FT RN ADON *PRN Certified Nurses Assistant *FT CNA *PRN Dietary Aide *PRN Housekeeping/Laundry Aide The Oaks at Radford Hills is an EOE & have Newly Competitive Rates Apply in person 725 Medical Dr. Abilene, TX 79601 The Oaks @ Radford Hills is an equal opportunity employer. .All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and...
NURSING FACILITY New Year, New Job! Jefferson Hills Manor, 83 Bed Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility with New Administrative Team, has the Following Openings: RNAC FT Position Social Services Director FT Position Maintenance Director FT Position RN/LPN/CNA FT/PT Positions Activity Aide Casual Hours Dietary Cook/Aide PT Positions Prefer Applicants with LTC and DOH Regulatory Knowledge. Nursi...
Dietary Aide - Part Time Windsor House at Champion is seeking a part time dietary aide. This position is primarily afternoons but needs to be flexible. Qualified applicants should have experience in a fast-paced, industrial kitchen and be willing to interact on a daily basis with senior residents. Apply to: 200 E. Glendola Ave, Warren, OH 44483, phone 330-847-6266, fax 330-847-6766 or online at...
Join us at our new facility Heartland of Dublin has immediate openings for enthusiastic and high-quality individuals to be part of our state-of-the-art skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility! Join our growing team! Dietary Aides, Housekeeping STNAs, RNs Full-time and Part-time Opportunities Variety of Sign-on Bonuses Available! New Wage Scale for Dietary Aides and Housekeeping! Apply today or...
Pembroke Hospital is a smoke free 120-bed private psychiatric facility located south of Boston. As part of Universal Health Services (UHS), we offer a wide range of employee benefits and educational opportunities to both reward and grow our dedicated employees. The Dietary Aide contributes to the achievement of quality care by providing patients, employees, and guests with appropriate food servic...
This is a part time position that will require every other weekend and some holidays. The primary shift will be 4:15 to 7:30pm. Some duties will include: * Help preparing food trays for residents. * Serve food on tray lines to the residents. * Deliver and retrieve residents meal trays by wheeling them out and then collecting and returning them to the kitchen area. * Help keep the kitchen and ...
CROWN POINTE ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY is looking to hire: Full Time Cook Part Time Dietary Aides Full Time Day Shift Nurses Part Time CNA's and QMA's Please Apply in Person at: 1034 Crown Pointe Blvd., Greensburg, IN 47240 This job listing brought to you by The Greensburg Daily News...
Dietary Aide & Cook We are currently accepting applications to join our team. Prior experience is preferred. Must be able to work flexible schedule. Apply in person at: Vista Center at the Ridge 3379 Main St. Mineral Ridge, OH 44440 EOE/DFWP provided by The Warren Tribune-Chronicle...
DIETARY AIDE Full-time and Part-time 1st/2nd shifts Resthaven is currently hiring for full-time and part-time Dietary Aides. These positions are located at our long-term skilled nursing facility. If you enjoy being in the kitchen, have great customer service skills and love the elderly, we have a job for you. Dietary aides prepare the dining areas for residents to enjoy their meals, assist with ...
POSITIONS AVAILABLE 2 or 3 Midnight RN's 1 Afternoon RN 2 Dayshift Nurses Afternoon & Midnight STNA's Part-Time Cook Afternoon Laundry Apply in person Shadyside Care Center 740-676-8381 EOE provided by The Martins Ferry Times-Leader...
Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehab Center is seeking three (3) part –time dietary aides and one (1) part time cook The successful candidates must be flexible, eager to learn, a strong team player, dependable, caring, compassionate, creative and able to work effectively with minimal supervision. 2 Part Time Dietary Aide 16-20 hours per week, 4pm-7:30pm plus every other weekend 1 Part Time Dietary Aide...
DIETARY AIDE / COOK FULL-TIME Monroe County Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center and Special Care Home is seeking a full-time Dietary Aide/Cook. Hours would be 11 AM - 7:30 PM, with every other weekend off. Part-time hours also available. Prepares and serves foods and performs general kitchen duties. Looking for candidate with 2-3 years' experience in a nursing home setting. Hiring range $9.53 - $1...
Company Confidential Plymouth, MA, 02360
Maintenance Worker Plymouth Campus General Maintenance exp. Dietary Aides H.S. Diploma Experienced Cooks Weekdays & Weekends Servsafe certified. Resumes to: *****...
Full-Time - rotating weekend shifts included Parklane West - 2 Towers Park Ln. San Antonio, TX 78209 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they...
DIETARY AIDE - P/T - Will train. Must be flexible with hours. Please apply in person: The Manors at Hobe Sound, 9555 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL EOE Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Quincy, MA, 02169
DIETARY AIDE P/T Eves. & Weekends Apply at John Adams HealthCare Center, 211 Franklin St, Quincy. EOE...
Concordia Lutheran Ministries We put our Faith in Caring Concordia at Cabot Campus Apply Within or Send Resume to: 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023 Bldg. 4 Phone: 724-352-8766 Fax: 724-352-2740 Certified Nursing Assistant Classes Now accepting applications for full time and part time nursing assistants for Skilled Nursing and Rehab Services on the afternoon shift. Classes will start in Mar...
Staff is best at Sugar Creek Rest Meadow Lake Manor of Sugar Creek If you are inspired to make a difference in the lives of others, embrace culture change and feel at home in a family atmosphere, then Sugar Creek Rest is the place for you. The following positions are available: FT Licensed Practical Nurse (Midnight Shift) FT Certified Nursing Assistants (Evenings and Midnight Shifts) FT Persona...
Meridian Health Grove, OK
Responsibilities: The Food Service Associate is responsible for preparing and maintaining adequate levels of food and supplies. S/he transports and serves food to patients. S/he maintains an orderly and clean dining room environment. Qualifications: [Minimum education] High School Diploma or General Equivalency required. [Minimum work experience] Experience in healthcare preferred. [Valid d...
Integris Health Grove, OK
Description Dietary Aide Job Code: 3404 Position Summary: The Dietary Aide is responsible for a clean and pleasant atmosphere for employees and guests to eat and take coffee breaks. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunit...

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