UMaine Food Science and Human Nutrition Program didactic program in dietetics re-accredited
The University of Maine Food Science and Human Nutrition Program’s Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), which serves the undergraduate students in human nutrition, and the dietetic internship program, serving the graduate students pursuing a dietetic internship, recently underwent re-accreditation.
The process involved completing a self-study and a site visit by reviewers that occurred in September 2022. The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board voted to continue full accreditation of both of these programs for a seven-year term ending 2030. The ACEND Board commended the programs on their commitment to students and the quality and continued improvement of dietetics education. The DPD and dietetic internship program prepare students for the workforce of Maine and beyond by providing a pathway to achieving the credential of registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Employed in healthcare, community, food and management and other similar settings, RDNs play a vital role in addressing the nutritional needs of individuals and populations.