Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:
1. Identify community nutrition and wellness programs that can partner with sustainable food production systems or operations to improve access by the community to wholesome, locally grown food.
2. Identify successful programs and potential funding sources for them to foster improved health and wellness opportunities in the community for individuals of all ages.
The University of New Haven’s Dietetic Internship program emphasizes community nutrition and wellness preparing interns to be community nutritionists with emphasis upon wellness. Supervised practice experience in the realm of community nutrition education fosters effective communication skills that enhance access to fresh food and support of sustainable food practices.
These efforts will prepare graduates to actively contribute to future community nutrition program planning during their dietetic internship experience. The New Haven community is an ideal location for studying food service systems, sustainability and access to wholesome food by diverse cultures.