There are often many nutritional people appearing on the TV, radio, internet and newspapers. These people may be nutritional scientists, reporters or possibly even just a person who has a new theory about nutrition. Some of these crazy theories in the past would have lead us to believe that Vitamin C gives you hives, artichokes cure cancer and not to eat berries and cheese in the same meal.So how do you know which nutritional people to trust?There are several groups of people who will provide you with nutritional information that you can use with confidence. The best information comes from nutrition scientists. These people have degrees, usually in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or physics and are primarily engaged in conducting research relating to the effects of food on humans and animals.Nutrition information can also come from nutrition researchers. There are people who are professionals in their field, such as sociology or medicine and study the effects of food. There are also nutritionists who focus on the study of nutrition. In most places, a nutritionist must have a degree in a basic science course related to nutrition.There are also dietitians who can provide accurate nutrition information. These are people who have degrees in food and nutrition and science. If the person has R.D. after his or her name, that person has completed a dietetic internship and passed an American Dietetic Association licensing exam.Finally there are nutrition reporters and writers. These people are likely to provide you with information on the medical or scientific aspects of food. For example, a reporter who concentrates on sports medicine.Regardless of the source of your nutrition information, it should always pass the reasonable test. Which basically means that if something is too good to be true, or if it sounds ridiculous is probably is.
You know when you’re meant for a career in fashion design. Perhaps you made clothes for your dolls (or dogs) when you were little; at the movies, you pay more attention to the costume design than the plot; you devour fashion magazines; or maybe you watch a red carpet event and just know you can do a better job dressing the stars. So what does it take to be a fashion designer? Professional training from a fashion school is key, but you might be surprised at the wide range of majors that lead to industry careers.Fashion Design. This major teaches you to make the most of your creativity. It provides training in essential skills like fashion sketching, draping, computer-aided design, and pattern drafting. You would also study fashion design in the context of a bigger industry picture, with an examination of marketing, production, historical trends, and global business practices. But while this major may be the most obvious, it’s not the only option for students looking to break into the field.Merchandise Marketing. If you have both fashion sense and business sense, this program will prepare you for a career in fashion merchandising. You would receive valuable training in the planning, purchasing, and allocation of merchandise while keeping on top of fashion trends and consumer forecasts. In addition, you would gain the marketing and advertising expertise to effectively merchandise your fashion.Merchandise Product Development. Suppose you want to develop your own product line, or merchandise an established brand. This major would help you do just that. The curriculum focuses on strategic planning, preproduction, trend analysis, and line production, and also would provide you training in the basics like sketching and fitting.Apparel Manufacturing Management. This program prepares you to own or manage a fashion manufacturing company. You would learn every phase of the manufacturing process, from global sourcing and production planning to sales management and financial accountability, so you could take a product from initial concept to store distribution and beyond.Textile Design. Some of the most innovative designers today focus on textiles. This major concentrates on the creation and production of printed and woven textiles that will be used for fashion, and interior, design. You would delve into the technical aspects of production and develop design skills using both traditional and computer-aided programs.Fashion Knitwear Design. Knitwear is such an integral part of fashion design that many fashion schools now offer a major devoted to it. The curriculum is similar to that of the general fashion design major, with courses in illustration and pattern drafting, but specializing in the unique construction requirements of knitwear.Costume Design. Students interested in the entertainment industry will benefit from this major, which is often divided into two programs – one for theatre costume design, and one for movies and television. You would study costume construction, wardrobing, rendering, script analysis and breakdown, while learning to work within the production constraints of budget and timing.