The N&D Service Learning Program was initiated in 2010 and aims to facilitate students’ development of personal and professional interests and skills which will better prepare graduates for practice in nutrition or dietetics. Participation in 50 hours of service learning is required for all students majoring in Community Nutrition or Dietetics prior to placement in professional sites for training.
What is Service Learning?
The Center for Community Engagement at UND defines service learning as, “experiential learning for academic credit that combines community service with student learning.”
The Nutrition & Dietetics Department will expand that definition to include:
Any carefully monitored experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he/she is learning throughout the experience. Students will be able to apply the experience to their own personal and academic development.
Service learning in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics will be a combination of the student identifying and pursuing areas of interest to themselves and fulfilling expectations set forth in various classes. Experiences with food- or nutrition-related activities are encouraged.