To help provide educators with examples of activities and assignments to use for alternate supervised practice experiences, NDEP has compiled a listing of resources organized into four categories: General, Clinical, Community and Foodservice. Please note: the first item listed in the General category is the link to the Google folder titled Alternative Hours for Dietetic Interns - COVID-19 Restrictions. This folder contains many additional resources and activities shared by our NDEP members, and is a location where members may actively continue to post items to share.
Diversity and Inclusion in Dietetics: Educators as Allies and Advocates
Diversity and inclusion continue to be challenges facing the profession of dietetics. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its associated organization, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, have undertaken a number of initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion among dietetics students and interns, yet data regarding racial/ethnic diversity (the only diversity data currently collected) suggest little improvement. Educators of dietetics professionals are uniquely positioned to positively affect diversity and inclusion in dietetics given their interface with students and interns throughout the process to become credentialed professionals. In this presentation, the speakers informed educators about ways to strategically and thoughtfully improve diversity and inclusion in their programs, and provided educators with resources they can use to foster diversity and inclusion throughout the education continuum.
Presenters: Shelly DeBiasse, PhD, RDN and Katherine Burt, PhD, RDN
Eliminating the 'Top Ramen Years': How to Integrate your Nutrition and Dietetics Program with Your Campus Food Pantry
Food insecurity is a huge issue facing students on college campuses. This session describes the collaborative activities between a Nutrition and Dietetics program and campus food pantry. Specific opportunities for supervised practice and competency fulfillment, that can be integrated into your program, are discussed in detail. On-going challenges and opportunities for the future, including how the collaboration will continue during COVID-19 are included.
Presented by: Beth Blake, MPH, RDN
Incorporating Experiential Learning in the Classroom Setting with Simulation
The current generation of dietetic students are accustomed to the use of technology and interaction to maximize their learning. As educators, we are facing the challenges of incorporating interactive experiential learning activities in the classroom setting. Examples of how experiential learning activities are implemented in the didactic program will be used to highlight how to successfully implement more interactive/experiential types of activities in the classroom setting.
Presenter: Sandra Mayol-Kreiser, PhD, RDN, CNSC
Below are the typed up notes from each of the roundtable discussions that occurred at FNCE 2019.
This resource was created and is maintained by Victoria M. Getty, M.Ed, RDN, and is being made available through Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP). These listings will provide you with information regarding open houses being hosted by accredited dietetic internships and coordinated programs to provide supervised opportunities and training for achievement of required competencies.
For more information about the Open House Listing, email Vicky Getty.
View the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics article titled "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2018 Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Education of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners."