Public Health And Community Nutrition

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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
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This group provide services in population-based services at the national, state, and local levels, direct care in WIC, primary care clinics, and other community-based settings, and Serve as consultants to Head Start programs, child care centers, schools, school-based health clinics, home health programs, nursing homes and other health care programs. These health professional can become certified Public Health educators by taking the CHES or MCHES exam through the public health major/minor, which can allow them to Teach in colleges, universities, and Cooperative Extension Services. They also provide leadership and training in food safety, emergency preparedness, food security and sustainable food and water

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