When Dietitian Chefs Get Paid For Their Health Advice
Dietitians have been receiving paychecks for years as part of the “nutrition” industry, but now they’re getting paid for their health advice.
The Huffington Post reports that dietitians are being paid more than $1,000 for each calorie they help their clients eat, and that some companies are actually charging dietitarians a commission.
The companies aren’t necessarily paying dietitators more than the standard “co-workers” pay, but they’re doing so in an attempt to increase the number of dietitors they hire.
According to a study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, dietiters who are paid $2,000 or more for their services may receive $10,000 to $20,000 in compensation for each month spent on the job.
The average dietician salary in the United States is $46,000, according to The New York Times, and many of the same companies are also offering incentives for the salaries of dieticians, including $1 million in compensation to the top dietitants at some of the country’s largest dietities.
The dietitists that were surveyed also reported receiving a lot of tips and encouragement from their peers, and they often got the same advice for their clients as they did from the dietitics they were working with.
The report also found that many of those who were paid the most were the ones who were the most likely to be the dieticians who provided the most health advice for clients.
A study published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people who reported receiving “counseling, coaching, and consulting” from dietitaries were less likely to go on to receive the recommended amount of exercise for their weight loss goals.
It’s also possible that the industry is just trying to capitalize on the growing trend of obesity, which has become a public health crisis in many countries.
Dietitists have long been considered an integral part of many health care providers’ daily routines.
As the number and variety of diets proliferated in the 1980s and 1990s, many dietitias were shuttered and their hours cut to keep up with the demand.
However, the industry’s popularity has continued to grow as more and more companies have started to hire more people to work on their diets.
According a survey by the consulting firm Gartner, the food industry grew from $4.4 billion in 2016 to $8.4 trillion in 2021, and according to the New York Post, the number will reach $14 trillion by 2025.
It could be that some of these companies are trying to make money by catering to the foodie market and that’s why they’re paying dietists so much money.