Didactic Program

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In order to become a registered dietitian a student needs to complete the Didactic Program in Dietetic. They also need to complete either a Coordinated Program in Dietetics or a Dietetic Internship. Each of these components contributes to the degree as a registered dietitian or nutritionist, but they differ in several ways. A Didactic Program in Dietetics refers to the course work approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students are required before entering the didactic program in the Food and Nutrition major must complete the UA equivalents. They must receive a C- or higher in science classes and B- or better in the DPD classes. In order to stay in the program students must keep up an overall GPA of …show more content…
The primary focus of the first dietitians was food service in hospitals. A study in 2009 showed that salaries in food and nutrition management are among the highest. Long term care food and nutrition management typically includes foods for clients in nursing homes, extended care facilities, and correctional institutions. Food and nutrition management is also very important in schools. Some responsibilities of a manager of school nutrition programs are nutrition and menu planning, food procurement, food acceptability, financial management, marketing, personal management, professional development. School nutrition programs offering lunch or breakfast or both are found in 99% of public schools and 83% of public and private schools together. Other places of opportunity for food service management are positions in food corporations, consumer affairs, communications, government discussion, disaster planning centers, military bases, and homeless shelters. It is has been found that many entry-level dietitians with management responsibilities receive jobs in food service. Food service management is very important because they are responsible for feeding groups of people who need …show more content…
Licensure varies from states and it does not have the same requirements for every state. Some states don’t even need a licensure to give nutritional guidance. Forty-Six states have enacted that practicing dietitians must have a license. Arizona, Colorado, and New Jersey do not require a license to practice. A licensure is important because it regulates that only licensed professionals can offer nutritional counseling. It can also help to limit the use of the term dietitian or nutritionist. If a non-licensed practitioner tries to give nutritional counseling they might be issued to a lawsuit for practicing without a license in some

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