offerings: The Department
of Nutrition and Dietetics looks at nutritional issues for
different age groups throughout the Life Cycle. As part of
one course, for example, students engage in 10 hours of service
learning with sites ranging from Nurses for Newborns and Crisis
Nursery to inner-city after-school programs and Nursing Homes.
Students travel to sites to learn, first hand, the real-life
issues surrounding nutritional problems faced by different
age groups and populations. Students evaluate the barriers
to adequate nutrition in their targeted age groups and seek
out ways to assist their site as well as present their findings
as a final project for the course.
opportunities: Employment of dietitians is expected
to increase 10-20% through 2010 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics,
2002-2003). Between 2000 and 2010, the demand for higher-skilled
culinarians is expected to increase 21-35% (US Bureau of
Labor Statistics, 2002-2003). Registered Dietitians (RD)
are versatile and can work in many different settings.