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Opportunities and Activities

Community and Sustainability

Interested in farm-to-table initiatives? Through a partnership with East End Community Services and UD's Hanley Sustainability Institute, Dietetics students can explore and discern their call to serve in this area. Students support a number of initiatives, including developing nutrition education at local schools, garden-to-table nutrition education curriculum for a summer camp, and cooking demos with a mobile food pantry program.

Gem City Market Nutrition Education Programming

Students have several opportunities to provide nutrition education and demonstrate culinary skills to support community members via programming at Gem City Market. Students develop and implement nutrition education through cooking demos, providing nutrition-focused grocery tours, and providing nutrition education programming to student-athletes.

Sport Nutrition and Wellness Program

With the supervision of the dietetics faculty (registered and licensed dietitian nutritionists), students develop skills in nutrition assessment and create nutrition education and counseling for student-athletes.

Explore the Sports Nutrition Club

Integrative Culinary Medicine

During their senior year, students work alongside medical residents to develop culinary skills and evidenced-based nutrition messaging for use in both a clinical and community setting.

Interprofessional Education Collaborations

Seniors, along with students in UD's Masters of Dietetics and Nutrition program, participate in interprofessional education simulations twice a year. At these IPE events, students studying nursing, dietetics, pharmacy, medicine, social work, counseling, and physical therapy at local colleges and universities collaborate to solve simulated patient cases.

Study abroad

Summer study abroad programs in locations such as Chile, Portugal and Spain offer opportunities to explore the food & diet of other cultures through the lens of a dietitian.

Network with program partners

Students can work with their faculty mentor to get connected with one or more of the program's partners/collaborators to continue their journey in exploring the profession of dietetics:

  1. Boonshoft School of Medicine (Wright State University) Interprofessional Education
  2. Dayton Children’s Hospital 
  3. Dayton Community Nutrition Consortium
  4. East End Community Services
  5. Florida Gators Sport Nutrition Program (University of Florida)
  6. Gem City Market
  7. Grandview Foundation & Grandview Hospital Residency Program (Kettering Health Network)
  8. Homefull Farms
  9. Miami Valley Interprofessional Education
  10. Premier Health
  11. UD Dining Services
  12. UD Hanley Sustainability Institute
  13. UD Women's Volleyball


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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968