The Nutrition and Dietetics Program at Ouachita Baptist University is a Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) and has been granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a specialized accreditation body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. The Program is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as registered dietitians and is the first step in that process. Additionally, the Program enables students to acquire the essential knowledge, skills and dispositions in this academic discipline for successful careers, advanced studies, and student leadership. Through excellence in teaching, research, and service, the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students to meet the changing needs of individuals, consumers, and communities.
The dietetics program includes classes in human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition science, and medical nutrition therapy. The Program provides students with expertise in human nutrition, food systems management, diet therapy, community nutrition, and experimental methods in food science. The following are research papers and presentation materials submitted by students in the above classes.
Submissions from 2018
Effects of Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention in Improving Children's BMI-for-Age Percentiles, Anna Claire Goodroe, Kaycee Patrick, and Detri Brech
Assessment of Nutrition Status of Adults Using the Nutrition Focused Physical Examination, Kaycee Patrick, Anna Claire Goodroe, and Detri Brech
Submissions from 2017
Comparison of International Student's Dietary Intake in the United States versus in the Student's Home Country, Gail Lange-Smith and Sydney Van Scyoc
Overall Knowledge Regarding the "Freshman 15" of First Year Students, Abigail Mills and Marina Lorenzo
Eating Habits and Feelings of Health in Ouachita Baptist University Faculty and Staff, Sarah O'Neall and Hannah Rogers
The Eating Habits of College Females and How Stress Affects Eating Behavior, Rachel Russom and Abigail Fontenot