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Over the past five years, 88% of SUNY Plattsburgh Nutrition Program graduates passed the National Registration Examination for Dietitians on their first attempt.
Human nutrition is the study of nutrients found in food and how they sustain the human body. The American Heritage Dictionary defines nutrition as "the process, especially the interrelated steps, by which a living organism assimilates and uses food." Krauses' Food and Nutrition Therapy text by Mahan and Escott-Stump explains that "food provides energy and the building materials for the countless substances that are essential for growth and survival of living things. The way nutrients become integral parts of the body and contribute to its function, depends on the physiologic and biochemical processes that govern their actions."
The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at SUNY Plattsburgh is to graduate students who are successfully prepared to enter an internship, a graduate program, or employment in clinical, community, or food service settings.
The nutrition program is Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association
If you would like to find out more about the nutrition program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Dr. Ena Joseph, Program Director
Office: Hawkins Hall 215B
Phone: (518) 564-4223
Fax: (518) 564-3100