Making Your Mark with Ashland University's Dietetics Program

Are you passionate about healthy eating and interested in counseling others about nutrition to improve their well-being?

Look no further than Ashland University’s Dietetics program. You’ll find it will expertly prepare you for a career in the diverse field of nutrition and dietetics.

Contact Us

Denise Reed, MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Dietetics
239, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.289.5452
dreed8@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Current Academic Year
Dietetics Four-Year Guide

Program Requirements

A student majoring in Dietetics, who is also a candidate for a baccalaureate degree must have completed all the course requirements for that particular degree and must earn 123 semester hours of college work with an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of not less than 2.0. The grade point average in the Dietetics major field must be at least 2.25 (although a G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater is recommended). Students whose semester G.P.A. falls below 2.0 but whose cumulative G.P.A. is above 2.0 will receive a letter of concern from their Academic Advising unit inviting them to review their academic performance and outlining available support services.

Institutional Core Requirements

Course Number and TitleHours
COM 101 Human Communication 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Math 208 Elementary Statistics 3
Religion Course 3
Aesthetics -Any two approved courses 6
Humanities -Any two approved courses 6
Natural Sciences -Any two approved courses
(BIO 201 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life)
(CHEM 103 General Chemistry)
8
Social Sciences-Any two approved courses
(PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology)
6
Historical Reasoning -Any approved course 3
Cultural Requirements 3
Total Institutional Core Requirements 47 hr.

Dietetics Course Requirements 2021

Course Number and TitleHours
DIET 130 Principles of Food and Meal Preparation 3
DIET 210 Introduction to Dietetics 2
DIET 213 Society’s Influence on Body Image and Eating 3
DIET 230 Food Science & Applications 3
DIET 320 Human Nutrition 3
DIET 330 Nutrition Counseling Skills 3
DIET 360 Lifecycle Nutrition 3
DIET 370 Community Nutrition 3
DIET 385 Advanced Nutrition 3
DIET 395 Vitamins and Minerals 3
DIET 400 Nutrition & Disease I 3
DIET 425 Nutrition & Disease II 3
BIO 201 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life (4)**
BIO 222 H.S. Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 223 H.S. Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 340 Microbiology 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry (4)**
CHEM 104 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 307 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 307L Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 429 Biochemistry 3
EXS 309 Exercise Physiology or EXS 474 Sports Nutrition 3
HS 360 Research in Health Sciences 3
HSM 250 Food and Beverage Operation Management 3
HSM 335 Environmental Management 3
HSM 336 Food Production I 3
MATH 208 Elementary Statistics (3)**
MGT 240 Introduction to Management 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology (3)**
   
Total Dietetics Course Requirements 76 (87) hrs.
Institutional Core Requirements 47 hrs.
Total Credits for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree 123 hrs.

**Credits hours in parentheses indicate courses that meet both institutional requirements for all students, as well as requirements of the Dietetics major

If GPA graduation requirements are met a student will receive a verification statement from the Ashland University Dietetics program.

Completing Your Degree

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RD credential:

  • Completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, such as the Ashland University Dietetics Program.
  • Completed an ACEND®-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months in length.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR's website at www.cdrnet.org.
  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

Some RDs hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice. These are awarded through CDR, the credentialing agency for the Academy, and/or other medical and nutrition organizations and are recognized within the profession, but are not required. Some of the certifications include pediatric or renal nutrition, sports dietetics, nutrition support and diabetes education.

Per ACEND and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics the Dietetic Internship Match is a computer-based method which provides an orderly and fair way to match the preferences of applicants for Dietetic Internships (DIs) with the preferences of DI program directors. The Academy contracts with a company called D&D Digital to operate the DI Match and help applicants obtain an Internship (supervised practice position). The information on the DI match process may be found on the ACEND website and is available at https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/students-and-advancing-education/dietetic-internship-match-students. Information about different supervised practice programs is updated regularly by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and can be accessed from the Academy web site. The information on Supervised Practice Programs is listed under Accredited Education Programs and is available at http://www.eatright.org/. This information is consistent with what is stated in the AU Dietetic Student handbook.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Ashland University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements.

Learn more about exams to further your career:

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN.

Goals & Objectives

The Ashland University Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AU DPD) mission is to provide the foundational knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to encourage the development of ethical behavior, intellectual growth, critical thought, communication and problem solving skills, in preparations for entry into post-baccalaureate supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, professional employment, and/or graduate school, as well as developing students to become contributing members of the scientific/professional community.

Program Goal 1: The AU DPD will prepare, assist, and encourage program graduates to seek admittance into an ACEND accredited supervised practice program, professional employment, or graduate school.

Objective 1.1: Sixty percent of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 1.2: Fifty percent of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 1.3: Fifty percent or more of AU DPD graduates not going into a supervised practice program, employed or seeking employment, will report pursuing an advanced degree.

Program Goal 2: The AU DPD will prepare graduates to become competent entry-level dietitians through completion of the dietetics program which further leads to completion of a supervised practice program, passing of the RDN exam, and employment in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Objective 2.1: The AU DPD one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

Objective 2.2: At least 80% of AU DPD graduates will receive satisfactory or higher ratings regarding preparation for supervised practice on the supervised practice program director’s satisfaction survey.

Objective 2.3: Seventy-five percent or more of AU DPD graduates who complete a supervised practice program will be employed in dietetics within 12 months.

Objective 2.4: At least 80% of AU DPD students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length).

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5 Quick Tips to Stock a Healthy Kitchen


Produce: Try eating local fruits and vegetables as often as possible. It is important to eat vegetables and fruits that are a variety of colors because each pigment has its own unique blend of nutrients. 
Grains: When buying grains, try purchasing whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice over white rice. Protein: Purchase leaner protein options such as turkey, fresh fish, or eggs. Beans and nuts also are good sources of protein. When eating nuts, it is important to pay attention to the serving size because they are high in calories.Fats and Oils: Using liquid oils such as canola, soybean, or olive oil when cooking is a healthier option than using solid fats. Other Essentials: Try adding herbs and extra virgin olive oil to your kitchen because high-quality basics can add flavor to any recipe. Although these ingredients are healthier than the alternative, it is important to remember that balance is key and all food groups should be in a meal for optimal nutrition benefits.Source: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/recipes-2/

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Keeping Dairy Products Safe

It is important to remember how quickly dairy products can go bad when not kept at proper temperatures. Some tips for keeping products cool while grocery shopping include putting them in your cart at the end of your trip to limit time out of the coolers. When choosing products, pasteurized goods rather than raw milk or dairy products can prevent you from contact with harmful bacteria. Raw dairy can contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness, hospitalization, or even death. Keep cheeses fresh by wrapping them in parchment paper and plastic to ensure they stay fresh longer. If mold grows on cheese simply cut the mold off and continue to eat the rest. When cooking with eggs be sure to cook to 160 degrees to prevent any illness that may be caused by uncooked eggs. Store eggs in the coldest part of the refrigerator rather than the door. Never eat raw eggs including dough and batter. Proper storage of eggs and dairy can prevent serious illnesses.Source: https://www.eatright.org/homefoodsafety/safety-tips/food/keep-your-dairy... 
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Beginner's Guide to Running Your Personal Best

Having proper fitting shoes, clothes that are suited for the environment, and safe running routes with preparation can create strong running. In order to have successful running though it includes eating well-balanced meals that will meet one’s exercise, daily, and any other additional needs. Having well-balanced meals that include carbohydrates, proteins, fat, and vitamins and minerals helps an individual consume enough calories and get their nutrients which will make a difference for them in training and in the future.
Energy 
Trying to calculate the right amount of calories you need when starting a new training program can be hard. If you add too few calories it can be hard to have the energy to workout due to not having enough energy stored. However, if you add too many calories that you do not cancel out with exercise it can lead to weight gain and put you at greater risk for injury. Due to it being hard finding the right amount of calories for an individual for every mile you run add an additional 100 calories to your normal daily food intake.
Training Nutrition 
Carbohydrates, fats, and protein are all fuel sources used for running. The fuel sources our body uses depend on gender, diet, fitness level, intensity, and duration of the workout. A high carbohydrate diet is what our body uses as a source when working out and if a high carbohydrate diet is not used our bodies will not have a good energy source. When looking at carbohydrates, pick the ones that are whole grains, fruits, and vegetables due to them containing higher vitamins and minerals and having a compound called phytonutrients.
If going for a long run, it is recommended to eat healthy unsaturated fats such as soy foods, nuts, omega-3s, and trans-fat-free unprocessed baked goods. Unsaturated fat foods are peanuts, olives, and...Read more

Vietnamese-Style Turkey Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

IngredientsMeatballs1 pound ground white meat turkey1 lemon, juice and zest2 green onions, sliced1 teaspoon chopped cilantro chopped½ teaspoon turmeric1 garlic clove, minced½ teaspoon ground ginger groundSalt to taste Yogurt Sauce1 (5.3 oz) container plain Greek yogurt¼ teaspoon turmeric2 green onions, sliced1 teaspoon chopped cilantro Directions Before you begin: Wash your hands 1. Preheat oven to 425 o F2. In a medium-sized bowl, thoroughly mix together the ground turkey, lemon juice and zest, green onions, cilantro turmeric, garlic, ginger, and optional salt.3. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, portion out the meat mixture and toll portions into one-inch meatballs. Place meatballs on a foil-lined sheet tray and bake for 15 minutes. Check to ensure the internal temperature is 165 o F, if not, cook until it reaches 165 o F.4. While meatballs are cooking, make the yogurt sauce. Mix together the Greek yogurt, turmeric, green onions, and cilantro in a small serving dish.5. Remove meatballs from the oven and serve immediately with the yogurt dipping sauce. Serving size: 5 meatballsServes: 4
Nutrition FactsCalories: 231; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 91mg; Sodium: 92mg; Total Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 24g; Potassium: 370mg; Phosphorus: 278mg Source: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/vietnamese-style...
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Contact Us

Contact Us

Denise Reed, MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Dietetics
239, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.289.5452
dreed8@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Curriculum

Current Academic Year
Dietetics Four-Year Guide

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

A student majoring in Dietetics, who is also a candidate for a baccalaureate degree must have completed all the course requirements for that particular degree and must earn 123 semester hours of college work with an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of not less than 2.0. The grade point average in the Dietetics major field must be at least 2.25 (although a G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater is recommended). Students whose semester G.P.A. falls below 2.0 but whose cumulative G.P.A. is above 2.0 will receive a letter of concern from their Academic Advising unit inviting them to review their academic performance and outlining available support services.

Institutional Core Requirements

Course Number and TitleHours
COM 101 Human Communication 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Math 208 Elementary Statistics 3
Religion Course 3
Aesthetics -Any two approved courses 6
Humanities -Any two approved courses 6
Natural Sciences -Any two approved courses
(BIO 201 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life)
(CHEM 103 General Chemistry)
8
Social Sciences-Any two approved courses
(PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology)
6
Historical Reasoning -Any approved course 3
Cultural Requirements 3
Total Institutional Core Requirements 47 hr.

Dietetics Course Requirements 2021

Course Number and TitleHours
DIET 130 Principles of Food and Meal Preparation 3
DIET 210 Introduction to Dietetics 2
DIET 213 Society’s Influence on Body Image and Eating 3
DIET 230 Food Science & Applications 3
DIET 320 Human Nutrition 3
DIET 330 Nutrition Counseling Skills 3
DIET 360 Lifecycle Nutrition 3
DIET 370 Community Nutrition 3
DIET 385 Advanced Nutrition 3
DIET 395 Vitamins and Minerals 3
DIET 400 Nutrition & Disease I 3
DIET 425 Nutrition & Disease II 3
BIO 201 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life (4)**
BIO 222 H.S. Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 223 H.S. Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 340 Microbiology 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry (4)**
CHEM 104 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 307 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 307L Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 429 Biochemistry 3
EXS 309 Exercise Physiology or EXS 474 Sports Nutrition 3
HS 360 Research in Health Sciences 3
HSM 250 Food and Beverage Operation Management 3
HSM 335 Environmental Management 3
HSM 336 Food Production I 3
MATH 208 Elementary Statistics (3)**
MGT 240 Introduction to Management 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology (3)**
   
Total Dietetics Course Requirements 76 (87) hrs.
Institutional Core Requirements 47 hrs.
Total Credits for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree 123 hrs.

**Credits hours in parentheses indicate courses that meet both institutional requirements for all students, as well as requirements of the Dietetics major

If GPA graduation requirements are met a student will receive a verification statement from the Ashland University Dietetics program.

Completing Your Degree

Completing Your Degree

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RD credential:

  • Completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, such as the Ashland University Dietetics Program.
  • Completed an ACEND®-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months in length.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR's website at www.cdrnet.org.
  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

Some RDs hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice. These are awarded through CDR, the credentialing agency for the Academy, and/or other medical and nutrition organizations and are recognized within the profession, but are not required. Some of the certifications include pediatric or renal nutrition, sports dietetics, nutrition support and diabetes education.

Per ACEND and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics the Dietetic Internship Match is a computer-based method which provides an orderly and fair way to match the preferences of applicants for Dietetic Internships (DIs) with the preferences of DI program directors. The Academy contracts with a company called D&D Digital to operate the DI Match and help applicants obtain an Internship (supervised practice position). The information on the DI match process may be found on the ACEND website and is available at https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/students-and-advancing-education/dietetic-internship-match-students. Information about different supervised practice programs is updated regularly by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and can be accessed from the Academy web site. The information on Supervised Practice Programs is listed under Accredited Education Programs and is available at http://www.eatright.org/. This information is consistent with what is stated in the AU Dietetic Student handbook.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Ashland University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements.

Learn more about exams to further your career:

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN.

Goals & Objectives

Goals & Objectives

The Ashland University Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AU DPD) mission is to provide the foundational knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to encourage the development of ethical behavior, intellectual growth, critical thought, communication and problem solving skills, in preparations for entry into post-baccalaureate supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, professional employment, and/or graduate school, as well as developing students to become contributing members of the scientific/professional community.

Program Goal 1: The AU DPD will prepare, assist, and encourage program graduates to seek admittance into an ACEND accredited supervised practice program, professional employment, or graduate school.

Objective 1.1: Sixty percent of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 1.2: Fifty percent of program graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 1.3: Fifty percent or more of AU DPD graduates not going into a supervised practice program, employed or seeking employment, will report pursuing an advanced degree.

Program Goal 2: The AU DPD will prepare graduates to become competent entry-level dietitians through completion of the dietetics program which further leads to completion of a supervised practice program, passing of the RDN exam, and employment in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Objective 2.1: The AU DPD one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

Objective 2.2: At least 80% of AU DPD graduates will receive satisfactory or higher ratings regarding preparation for supervised practice on the supervised practice program director’s satisfaction survey.

Objective 2.3: Seventy-five percent or more of AU DPD graduates who complete a supervised practice program will be employed in dietetics within 12 months.

Objective 2.4: At least 80% of AU DPD students complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (150% of the program length).

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5 Quick Tips to Stock a Healthy Kitchen


Produce: Try eating local fruits and vegetables as often as possible. It is important to eat vegetables and fruits that are a variety of colors because each pigment has its own unique blend of nutrients. 
Grains: When buying grains, try purchasing whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice over white rice. Protein: Purchase leaner protein options such as turkey, fresh fish, or eggs. Beans and nuts also are good sources of protein. When eating nuts, it is important to pay attention to the serving size because they are high in calories.Fats and Oils: Using liquid oils such as canola, soybean, or olive oil when cooking is a healthier option than using solid fats. Other Essentials: Try adding herbs and extra virgin olive oil to your kitchen because high-quality basics can add flavor to any recipe. Although these ingredients are healthier than the alternative, it is important to remember that balance is key and all food groups should be in a meal for optimal nutrition benefits.Source: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/recipes-2/

...Read more

Keeping Dairy Products Safe

It is important to remember how quickly dairy products can go bad when not kept at proper temperatures. Some tips for keeping products cool while grocery shopping include putting them in your cart at the end of your trip to limit time out of the coolers. When choosing products, pasteurized goods rather than raw milk or dairy products can prevent you from contact with harmful bacteria. Raw dairy can contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness, hospitalization, or even death. Keep cheeses fresh by wrapping them in parchment paper and plastic to ensure they stay fresh longer. If mold grows on cheese simply cut the mold off and continue to eat the rest. When cooking with eggs be sure to cook to 160 degrees to prevent any illness that may be caused by uncooked eggs. Store eggs in the coldest part of the refrigerator rather than the door. Never eat raw eggs including dough and batter. Proper storage of eggs and dairy can prevent serious illnesses.Source: https://www.eatright.org/homefoodsafety/safety-tips/food/keep-your-dairy... 
...Read more

Beginner's Guide to Running Your Personal Best

Having proper fitting shoes, clothes that are suited for the environment, and safe running routes with preparation can create strong running. In order to have successful running though it includes eating well-balanced meals that will meet one’s exercise, daily, and any other additional needs. Having well-balanced meals that include carbohydrates, proteins, fat, and vitamins and minerals helps an individual consume enough calories and get their nutrients which will make a difference for them in training and in the future.
Energy 
Trying to calculate the right amount of calories you need when starting a new training program can be hard. If you add too few calories it can be hard to have the energy to workout due to not having enough energy stored. However, if you add too many calories that you do not cancel out with exercise it can lead to weight gain and put you at greater risk for injury. Due to it being hard finding the right amount of calories for an individual for every mile you run add an additional 100 calories to your normal daily food intake.
Training Nutrition 
Carbohydrates, fats, and protein are all fuel sources used for running. The fuel sources our body uses depend on gender, diet, fitness level, intensity, and duration of the workout. A high carbohydrate diet is what our body uses as a source when working out and if a high carbohydrate diet is not used our bodies will not have a good energy source. When looking at carbohydrates, pick the ones that are whole grains, fruits, and vegetables due to them containing higher vitamins and minerals and having a compound called phytonutrients.
If going for a long run, it is recommended to eat healthy unsaturated fats such as soy foods, nuts, omega-3s, and trans-fat-free unprocessed baked goods. Unsaturated fat foods are peanuts, olives, and...Read more

Vietnamese-Style Turkey Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

IngredientsMeatballs1 pound ground white meat turkey1 lemon, juice and zest2 green onions, sliced1 teaspoon chopped cilantro chopped½ teaspoon turmeric1 garlic clove, minced½ teaspoon ground ginger groundSalt to taste Yogurt Sauce1 (5.3 oz) container plain Greek yogurt¼ teaspoon turmeric2 green onions, sliced1 teaspoon chopped cilantro Directions Before you begin: Wash your hands 1. Preheat oven to 425 o F2. In a medium-sized bowl, thoroughly mix together the ground turkey, lemon juice and zest, green onions, cilantro turmeric, garlic, ginger, and optional salt.3. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, portion out the meat mixture and toll portions into one-inch meatballs. Place meatballs on a foil-lined sheet tray and bake for 15 minutes. Check to ensure the internal temperature is 165 o F, if not, cook until it reaches 165 o F.4. While meatballs are cooking, make the yogurt sauce. Mix together the Greek yogurt, turmeric, green onions, and cilantro in a small serving dish.5. Remove meatballs from the oven and serve immediately with the yogurt dipping sauce. Serving size: 5 meatballsServes: 4
Nutrition FactsCalories: 231; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 91mg; Sodium: 92mg; Total Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 24g; Potassium: 370mg; Phosphorus: 278mg Source: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/vietnamese-style...
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What to Expect in the Dietetics Program

In today’s world, more people than ever are having health-related issues that are directly related to their nutritional intake. Ashland University’s Dietetics program will provide you with the educational knowledge to help others truly make a difference in their health. From day one in the Dietetics program, you’ll acquire a strong foundation of physical, biological, and social sciences in order to understand the social and psychological dimensions of human nutrition.

Dietetics Program Benefits

The Dietetics program at Ashland University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This accreditation certifies our program as a highly-regarded program – which means that as a graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for highly competitive ACEND-accredited supervised practice programs.

Other program benefits include:

  • Supervised practice program match rates significantly above national average
  • Accent on the Individual with small class sizes and passionate faculty mentorship
  • Guaranteed career success proven by a historically high number of Dietetic graduates receiving a full-time job offer within the field of Nutrition and Dietetics

There’s no better time than the present to start your path toward making lives healthier at one of Ashland University's most prestigious undergraduate programs.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL  60606-6995
Phone: 800/877-1600 ext. 5400
Email: ACEND@eatright.org
https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend

About the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

When you complete the Dietetics program at Ashland University, you’ll be awarded a B.S. degree and a Verification Statement of completion of the AU Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. (“Didactic” refers to the specific teaching method we use.) The completion of a supervised practice program is required before you’re eligible to take the registration examination and obtain the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential. Please see the Completing your Degree tab for full information on the pathway to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. AU Dietetic program costs may be found on page 12 in the AU Dietetics Student Handbook.

Dietetics Career Outlook

Future Employment

The Dietetics program prepares you to become a practitioner in clinical, community, food industry, and other food service areas of nutrition. Registered Dietitians are employed by hospitals, community agencies, and various food service areas of nutrition.

Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes an Occupational Handbook for Dietitians and Nutritionists.

Average Career Salary

$59,410; with those in business and consulting earning above $87,000

Anticipated Career Growth

The average growth rate for this field is 15 percent by 2026, much faster than the average growth of other occupations

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Clinics
  • Private practice
  • Government or private organizations

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