This option addresses the growing need for nutrition professionals to work with youth in structured organizations at the local, state, and national level such as WIC, Head Start, 4-H, cooperative extension, after school care, day care, environmental education, and programs for homeless children and families.
Upon completion of the Community Nutrition option, graduates will:
- Have a foundational knowledge of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of food and nutrients.
- Be able to apply nutrition principles in diverse community settings using their knowledge of cultural foods and food assistance programs.
- Be able to describe economic and health disparities at the local, state, and national levels.