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Diet Therapy

Overview: Diet Therapy personnel work in hospital, institutional as well as clinical settings and are involved in all aspects of Nutritional Medicine Service.  They plan menus, assemble patient trays,   prepare and serve food, and also perform clinical dietetic tasks.

Position:  Enlisted

AFSC: 4D0X1

Specific Tasks:

  • Prepare and cook food items included in regular and therapeutic diets to conform with menus, recipes and food production worksheets 
  • Receive and process diet orders, menus and other directives related to patient care
  • Establish production controls for quantity and quality of foods
  • Assist in writing therapeutic diet menus
  • Establish stock controls, inventories and thawing procedures

Requirements:

  • ASVAB score of 44 on General
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds

Training:

  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training
  • Technical Training - 33 days at JB San Antonio-Ft Sam Houston, TX
  • College credit earned: Dietetics and Nutrition - 8 credits

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria