As the connections between food production, food safety, and food access to health and wellness are revealed, the role for trained nutrition professionals will expand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nutrition jobs are expected to grow by 20 percent over the next seven years.
Meredith’s food and nutrition program meets the requirements for didactic programs in dietetics and is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) http://www.eatrightacend.org/ACEND.
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for dietetic internships that provide supervised practice, enabling students to take the national professional examination to become a registered dietitian. A degree in food and nutrition provides a strong knowledge base in the sciences, including nutrition, and in communication, problem solving and teamwork skills.
Graduates who want an alternate career path to dietitian may pursue nutrition education, product development, sales, foodservice management and public policy or health fields.
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Phone: (919) 760-8079