What is Nutrition and Dietetics?
Dietetics is the application of food and nutrition knowledge to promote health, prevent disease and minimize disability. Registered dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts. They promote sound nutrition practices that help shape food choices throughout the lifespan.
Program curriculum builds upon a strong foundation in the sciences and includes unique aspects such as the investigation of nutrition topics in the media, the study of ethnic meal patterns, and hands-on exposure within clinical, culinary and management settings. Courses include classroom, lab, and community experiences. Studying abroad is possible for students through planning with their academic advisors.
What Makes Us Unique!
At SLU , our program is distinguished by the following :
The Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Supervised Practice Program (Dietetic Internship) at Saint Louis University are currently granted Accreditation by the The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). http://www.eatright.org/ACEND/
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians or dietetics technicians.
ACEND exists to serve the public by establishing and enforcing eligibility requirements and accreditation standards that ensure the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs. Programs meeting those standards are accredited by ACEND.
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-5400