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Old 10-02-07, 10:35 PM   #1
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Is nutrition a girl's thing?

I really want to have an undergraduate degree in nutrition/dietetics and would also love to focus on exercise physiology. I feel like so far I'm ahead of the game as I am usually finding new information every night. Seems like all these nutritionists are women. Hm. I'd really focus my intentions on becoming a naturopathic docter, which is cool. I mean again I don't find a problem with having a degree in nutrition. Everytime I see teachers or someone talking about it, they're women. I saw what appeared to be a guy's first name, only to find out it was a woman's. Yikes heh. Out of curiousity, what is your opinion of a male in nutrition/dietetics?
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Doesn't seem like a profession that is necessarily female-dominated. In any case, though, if you're interested in it, go for it, even if you're the only male in the class.
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What the hell does it matter? Do what you want.
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What the hell does it matter? Do what you want.
Perhaps read over sentence 5 as that addresses your above statement.
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Perhaps read over sentence 5 as that addresses your above statement.
I did and i'm not sure why you are concerned with such a trivial thing.
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Hi EJ! Nice to see ya!

Michigander is the male version of Shadiyah when it comes to nutrition. I bet if he wasn't already persuing his career, he'd do something like that. He nags me enough.........
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The real question is:
Are girls nutritious?

Albert Fish, anyone?
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Yes girls are nutritious

I say it really doesn't matter I happen to know guys in this field and it never crossed my mind that they were men and not women.
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And how come all the old women dietitians (like 40+) are fat? What the hell is up with that?

My gf is in the dietetics program at UW-Madison and there's like 3 guys in her class, and most are iffy on the hetero scale.
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Being surrounded by women all day would be awful
Would you prefer a sausage fest type job?
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EJC123, just do what really interests you in the way of a profession. I got three degrees in engineering, a typically male-dominated field. Why? Because I enjoy engineering....

If you've found your passion, you're further along than most of us even in our 40's. Just do it, and do it with passion.

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FWIW, I feel that diet/nutrition is especially important to us all, but perhaps especially more-so to certain populations, like those in certain medical-risk categories or those who pursue a particular sport very vigorously, like cycling, for instance.
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I did and i'm not sure why you are concerned with such a trivial thing.
Do you see an issue with me desiring to know what a common ratio of women:men in that profession?
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Yikes heh. Out of curiousity, what is your opinion of a male in nutrition/dietetics?
I'd want to be confident he washed his hands before handing me some pie. Other than that what's the problem?
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Do you see an issue with me desiring to know what a common ratio of women:men in that profession?
Yes. What the hell does it matter?
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I don't see what the problem is. In fact, I think I'll switch majors to exercise science now...
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I really want to have an undergraduate degree in nutrition/dietetics and would also love to focus on exercise physiology. I feel like so far I'm ahead of the game as I am usually finding new information every night. Seems like all these nutritionists are women. Hm. I'd really focus my intentions on becoming a naturopathic docter, which is cool. I mean again I don't find a problem with having a degree in nutrition. Everytime I see teachers or someone talking about it, they're women. I saw what appeared to be a guy's first name, only to find out it was a woman's. Yikes heh. Out of curiousity, what is your opinion of a male in nutrition/dietetics?
In a world dominated by mostly females its good to be the one male hanging around .
I've personally not seen anything that has stated that nutrition is primarily a woman's career although I can see how it could possibly be woman dominated. I honestly wouldn't worry about it, however.
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Yes girls are nutritious

I say it really doesn't matter I happen to know guys in this field and it never crossed my mind that they were men and not women.
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I really want to have an undergraduate degree in nutrition/dietetics and would also love to focus on exercise physiology. I feel like so far I'm ahead of the game as I am usually finding new information every night. Seems like all these nutritionists are women. Hm. I'd really focus my intentions on becoming a naturopathic docter, which is cool. I mean again I don't find a problem with having a degree in nutrition. Everytime I see teachers or someone talking about it, they're women. I saw what appeared to be a guy's first name, only to find out it was a woman's. Yikes heh. Out of curiousity, what is your opinion of a male in nutrition/dietetics?
Ever hear about the guy who took up ballet? He was surrounded by ALL WOMEN.


If it is a "woman thing" then think what the female/male ratio would be in school? Go for it with gusto, man!!

PS.....Learn not to care what others think (whether its a woman or a guy thing) and you'll be much better off in the long run.
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After surviving my secandary education at a military school, the top priority for picking a college was-

First - it had to be co-ed.

Second, the ratio of men/women had to be slanted in such a way as to give me the highest probability of scoring that which had been denied me for so many years.

Third, it had to have a good lacrosse program as I loved playing that game.

I chose Towson. 3 women to every guy. I was in heaven. Didn't learn much, but I was definitely in Heaven.
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even if you're the only male in the class.
That alone seems like a good reason to take it
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That's why I am a female in engineering!

It's not all overweight guys with beer bellies either. Nooo, far from it and they all have very creative minds as well.
That'll change....corporate world will crush that right out of ya...for some it takes a little longer than others, but eventually the borg win and all become assimilated
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I'm talking about the kind of creativity you can't use at work.

EDIT: Do you mean they'll all be on antidepressants with certain side effects to deal with their corporate jobs? Oh noes!
I am still antidepressant free
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The real question is:
Are girls nutritious?
I suppose it comes down to whether or not they were fed properly. Toxins build concentration as you move up the food chain, so if a girl subsisted on a poor or toxin-laden diet then it would stand to reason that she would have poor or toxic nutritive value to anything upstream in the food chain.
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I also find it extremely interesting! I say go for it! It doesn't matter if a profession is seemingly dominated by one sex or another. The most important thing is for people to go for what interests them. And by doing this, you are helping to tear down the confining walls of gender stereotypes!

I would love to get deeply into nutrition. Perhaps I will when I go back to school. I can double major in art /nutrition or something.

Go for it!!!
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