About the Community Nutrition Program

 Two nutrition students showing their finished recipe  Two nutrition students showing their finished recipe
 Lydia Ballenger's nutrition class  Lydia Ballenger's nutrition class
group of students cooking
 Gretchen Matuszak interacting with students in her 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