Service as a Diet Therapy specialist in the Air Force is a rewarding and people oriented job. You will work closely with personnel from every area of the Air Force. The personnel in the Air Force need a variety of different types of diet planning because of religious, medical, nutrition and physical reasons. As a Diet Therapy Apprentice you will work in a environment at a hospital, food preparation facility, or other food service area. You will receive a variety of intense training that will allow you to serve and support Air Force Clients in their dietary needs. At times during your career you may work out of a mobile headquarters serving personnel in the field.
You will deal with specialized technical food training and nutrition and menu preparation techniques. In some cases you may help Air Force personnel who are required for their mission or for their careers to lose weight, or who are in less than ideal health. You will assist them to recover and use food and nutrition to assist these personnel. Working as An Air Force Diet specialist is one of the fastest growing specialties in the Air Force. You literally are the linchpin that assists personnel to reach their diet and nutritional goals. Your job and role in various assisting personnel situations is key to help the individual all the while maintaining military readiness and keeping personnel health and welfare maintained. If you have any past experience in diet planning, and if you have experience with food planning or if you enjoy working with people in a productive and supportive manner, then working as an Air Force Diet Therapy Apprentice may be the job field for you. As with all jobs the position of diet therapy apprentice is constantly changing. In the Air Force as an enlisted person you will attend basic training for 9 weeks, and learn how to be a member of the Air Force. Following basic training you will have the opportunity to attend technical school either at Sheppard Air Force Base, or Lackland Air Force Base. You will learn from the best how to support menu choices for enlisted personnel as a member of a dietary planning team. This will allow you to support the medical and food choice needs of military personnel, who otherwise would not be able to perform their jobs.
At times your input and training are crucial and make all the difference in the world in the future of Air Force personnel, who have specific diet needs that if not met would lead to ill health, and the prevention of meeting the Air Force mission