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About Nutrition & Dietetics

Marywood's nutrition and dietetics programs integrate the theories, practices, and skills of nutrition and exercise science, applying them to the challenges that both athletes and non-athletes face in choosing diet and exercise regimens that will maintain optimum health and maximize performance. Our programs also address the challenges of choosing appropriate diet and exercise patterns to prevent chronic diseases.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is to provide dedicated faculty, quality facilities, and a diverse environment which support nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate education, research and service in the areas of nutrition, dietetics, family/consumer sciences and sports nutrition/exercise science.

Professional practice

  • Includes the application of knowledge of foods, nutrients, and their requirements to the care of individuals and groups throughout the life cycle.
  • Involves medical nutrition therapy, food systems management, community nutrition, health promotion and entrepreneurial activities, and sports nutrition.
  • Aims to provide quality learning experiences in nutrition and dietetics that are based on the standards from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics(ACEND)

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