Nutrition and Dietetic Services

Diet clerks are involved in the preparation of safe and nutritious meals

Under the supervision of a Clinical Dietitian, the Dietetic Clerk obtains nutritional data via the computer, the medical record, and patient visitation to assist with the nutrition screening of patients and the intro- and inter-departmental communication of the patients’ dietary needs.


Diet clerks are involved in the preparation of safe and nutritious meals for patients/clients in various healthcare facilities. The diet clerk works under the supervision of a registered dietitian in a hospital or nursing home or may work under the direction of a certified dietary manager or dietetic technician.  With experience, the dietetic clerk may assume assistant supervisory responsibilities in various units of the nutrition department.


  • Prepare dietary information for use by kitchen personnel in preparation of foods for hospital patients.
  • Processes new diets and changes as required.
  • Assist dietitians with editing patient menus to suit their dietary needs.
  • Calculate patient’s intake and documented percentage consumption.
  • May answer telephone and intercom calls and relay information to kitchen concerning meal changes, complaints, or patient discharge.

Career Opportunities:

  • Dietetic Clerk


Florida Diet Clerk salaries vary greatly from town to town.  The average wage for this career in Miami, Florida is $15.83 hourly or $32,920 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 300 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP ADiet Clerk300 Hours
Total Hours: 300

Location & Schedule:

Nutrition and Dietetic Services is available at the following school (s):

Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeMonday-Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Sandra Hawkins
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039



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