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Focus Areas

Our Internship Program Faculty have deep experience in all areas of Nutrition and dietetics.  We consider ALL areas of this field as having a BUSINESS component and we weave these components, which may not be recognized as being business related through your assignments and projects, some of which we consider beyond entry level. We try to highlight how your everyday activities in Dietetics all relate to a business focus. These projects are completed throughout the program. Please note that the business focus of the Internship has no relationship to the type of site you are completing supervised practice. The business focus projects are completed throughout the internship and culminates with major  projects which allow the Intern to demonstrate a growth of competence by the conclustion of the Internship.

The Business of Nutrition and The Management of Food and Nutrition Services

THE BUSINESS OF NUTRITION involves the practice of making one's living by engaging in any aspect of providing goods or services to individuals, groups, or other businesses, which goods or services have their roots in nutrition and food. There are activities incorporated throughout the Internship, but primarily in the elective rotation, which are beyond entry level, which strengthen the Intern’s ultimate ability to enter into such a business.

THE MANAGEMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES involves the process of dealing with or controlling functions or people as part of a system in which these services are provided as the end product within an institution. The institution may be, but is not limited to hospitals, other health care facilities, schools of any level, restaurants, or companies. There are activities incorporated throughout the Internship, but primarily in the elective rotation, which are beyond entry level, which strengthen the Intern’s ability to enter into a management role within the areas of food and nutrition.