About the Community Nutrition Program

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 Gretchen Matuszak interacting with students in her class
students doing work in a nutrition class
 students sitting in a nutrition class

This program is for students interested in exploring the trends in community and public health nutrition. Students will become involved in site-based learning projects that allow them to understand the process of developing community-based nutrition education programs. Trends in the field of nutrition demand a comprehensive science and business foundation in order to address the challenges of preventing and managing populations with chronic disease.

Key Program Concepts

Students are provided an opportunity to:

  • Develop—professional presentation and networking skills.
  • Investigate—various nutrition-related careers.
  • Learn—the purpose of and participate in a community needs assessment.
  • Participate—actively engage in local site-based community nutrition education programs.

Course Requirements