Baraa and Rola

About the job:

What you do

As a Dietician, you meet with clients and talk to them to understand their health concerns clearly. You then create food plans for people based on their health. For instance, if a person has diabetes, you create a food plan that contains little or no sugar.

In KSA the customary path for getting eligibility to work as dietitian is to obtain a Bachelor of Clinical Nutrition from the College of Applied Medical Sciences in one of the recognized universities, complete a 1 year internship program rotating in different hospitals & departments and then getting a license to practice the profession as a Clinical Nutrition Specialists from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

The tough stuff

As a Dietician, you will have to:

  • Understand the cause of your client's eating problem, sometimes, it will require some knowledge of psychology
  • Keep your clients excited by innovating their diet plan
The cool stuff

As a Dietician, you will get to:

  • Help transform the lifestyles of your clients
  • Help your clients overcome diseases
  • Help your clients gain confidence and control
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 10-15% evenings

As a Dietician, you generally have regular work hours but you may work in the evenings or weekends for clients who don’t have time during the regular hours.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You need a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Public Health or a related field to start your career as a Dietician. If you want to grow your career, you should also get an advanced degree or study courses related to food service systems management.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

In this video, the enthusiastic, US-certified dieticians Baraa and Rola walk us through the process of helping their clients reach their health goals. Being a dietician is not just about giving out diet plans, it’s also about coming up with creative solutions to help their clients become healthy and happy at the same time.



Baraa and Rola’s enthusiasm for nutrition brought them together in 2010 while they were earning their BS in Nutrition & Dietetics at the American University of Beirut.

Baraa, aka The Fireball, is also a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, who will always find a solution to her client’s exercise woes.

Rola’s specialized experience as a health coach allows her to comfortably communicate and counsel people from different backgrounds and age groups.

Together, they strive to advance the field of high-quality nutrition services in the region.