Essay about Community Nutrition And Public Health

971 Words Dec 13th, 2016 4 Pages
The field of Nutrition has a vast array of jobs that are available to students seeking a Bachelors’ degree in Nutrition. The track that sparked my interest is the Community Nutrition major with a minor in Public Health. I gravitated to the Community Nutrition with a minor in Public Health minor because it teaches the community through health fairs and cooking demos, which is a tool used to help influence the communities’ awareness on healthier eating.
Understanding the difference between Community Nutrition and Public Health will give an idea of how the correlation of these two fields work together to form a beneficial job that is based on helping the community. Community Nutrition encompasses individual and interpersonal-level interventions that create changes in knowledge, attitudes, behavior and health outcomes among individuals, families or small, targeted groups within a community setting. Similarly, Public health nutrition is the application of nutrition and public health principles to design programs, systems, policies and environments that aims to improve or maintain the maximum health of the population and targeted group.
The purpose of the WIC program is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are considered to be nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. This program is available in all 50 States, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations,…

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