By 2030, the practice of keeping close tabs on your own personal health will be the norm. Today, we have the early versions of tools that help us to identify the foods, exercises, and habits that keep us feeling at our best. In the context of the schools of 2030, students will have access to these health resources, guided by their school nutritionist. Students’ fitness levels will be monitored so that they can pick the right physical education classes and lunches to help them stay healthy and fit. For example, if some students are prone to having mood swings due to the foods that they eat, the school nutritionist will help them adapt their meals to ensure they stay calm and focused on their learning.
School nutritionists will work to ensure that students are eating meals based on their body’s needs and activity levels. For younger students, you will probably work with teachers to provide basic education about healthy eating and health monitoring. For older children and teenagers, you will likely teach them how to buy and cook healthy meals. On the health monitoring side, you will guide them as they use data from Physical Education classes and their genetic profiles to coordinate food plans that will benefit their health in the long run.
Substantial training in nutritional sciences is essential for this job. Additional certification in education will ensure that school nutritionists are able to teach and convey their messages effectively. Since this group of nutritionists will be working closely with children, an ability to turn complex ideas into simple language is also key. Patience and sensitivity to the needs and maturity of young people will also be very important.