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DIT 1635 Community Nutrition

Addresses community food/nutrition issues and federal/nongovernmental programs designed to meet needs of at-risk populations. Focuses on tools, strategies and resources to evaluate effectiveness of community programs. Students participate with community agencies providing nutrition programs and education. Two classroom, five directed practice hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify at least four federal, state, or local agencies concerned with nutrition of infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly and describe funding availability for nutrition programs.
  • Convey national, state, or local food, nutrition and health issues to Legislators.
  • Participate in community nutrition programs and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Present nutrition education lessons for target populations participating in a community-based nutrition program.
  • Develop a luncheon menu for a soup kitchen; obtaining necessary funds to prepare and serve meals for 200-300 clients.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Directed Hours: 5