Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Few topics relative to the health care industry generate more discussion, more argument or more passionate interest than nutrition and food. No other topic in health care so profoundly affects the health of the entire human population. The topics and issues relative to food and health vary greatly from country to country and even community to community. Whether we are looking for more effective ways to feed starving people in famine-ridden countries or battling obesity and diabetes in developed nations, there are an infinite number of opportunities for people called to nutrition and dietetics to make a difference in the lives of individuals and entire populations.
In honor of National Nutrition Month®, we challenge you to think about ways you can make healthier food and beverage choices easier for yourself and others. Try making small shifts like switching from white bread to whole wheat bread — or choosing seltzer water instead of soda with added sugar. For more ideas on how to make small shifts, check out the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.