Food and Nutrition
The Meredith College undergraduate program in nutrition will prepare you for a career in the food, health care and nutrition professions, and to pursue accredited dietetic internship programs leading to credentialing in the field. Grounded in the basic sciences, students are provided a strong foundation to pursue graduate and professional studies, and a curriculum that promotes student leadership, and encourages service to the profession and community.
The program strives to develop in students the knowledge and skills to promote optimal nutrition and well-being through the application of nutrition science to individuals and groups across the life span in a diverse and changing environment.
The Food and Nutrition undergraduate program is grounded in the basic sciences, providing a strong foundation to pursue graduate and professional studies, and a curriculum that promotes student leadership and encourages service to the profession and community. The program strives to inspire students to use the knowledge and skills they gain to promote optimal nutrition and well-being through the application of nutrition science to individuals and groups across the life span in a diverse and changing environment. The program fosters in students a global and holistic understanding of the interrelationships among human nutrition, wellness, food and its systems.
Goals and Objectives
The Meredith College Didactic Program in Dietetics will graduate students who are well prepared for dietetic interships or health or science related professions or graduate school.
The Meredith College Didactic Program in Dietetics will provide learning experiences that foster development of critical thinking and problem solving.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics at Meredith College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876
Meredith’s Food and nutrition program is unique in that both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered, as well as a dietetic internship. Another highlight of the program is the depth of graduate research conducted on and off campus.
Students in the Food and Nutrition Program are encouraged to explore the field through research and other projects. Students can work with faculty members on their own projects or develop one of their own. Past projects have involved topics such as global hunger, culinary traditions of Italy and organic foods.
For an institution of Meredith’s size, the Food and Nutrition Program is unique to have a comprehensive set of programs that provides a student an accredited undergraduate education (or DPD program) and a nationally recognized and accredited dietetic internship program, the two programs providing the academic and professional training to obtain the RD or registered dietitian credential. In addition, the program has a graduate program in nutrition leading to a master of science degree.
For more information on the Food and Nutrition Program, contact Dr. Susan Fisher, Associate Professor of Nutrition Health and Human Performance, 138 Martin Hall, (919) 760-8079, firstname.lastname@example.org