FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Dietetics & Nutrition

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Be the Change

The Department of Dietetics & Nutrition is proud to prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to build a healthier society. The field of dietetics is dynamic and continuously evolving as more research is conducted on the relationships between food, nutrition, human health and disease. It is the reason we foster a synergistic approach to dietetics and nutrition. We not only conduct evidence-based research but also provide community service by promoting healthier lifestyles through better nutrition across diverse populations.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition is to prepare practitioners and applied researchers in dietetics, food, and nutrition to build a healthier society.

Our objectives focus on three synergistic areas:

  1. Educating dietetics and nutrition majors who are competent, intellectually curious professionals and leaders, as well as non-majors who value the role of nutrition in overall health.
  2. Advancing the profession with evidenced-based research in:
    • Positioning nutrition in health promotion, disease prevention/treatment, food/foodservice
    • Integrating food and nutrition services into the mainstream of health, as well as home and community-based settings.
  3. Fostering community/professional service to support healthy lifestyles through better nutrition over the life course of diverse populations.

Did You Know?

Dietetics & Nutrition Job Outlook

Employment is predicted to grow in the health care industry faster than the average for all occupations through 2020. With greater emphasis on preventive health care and improved dietary habits, expected job growth in Dietetics & Nutrition is great.

Source: US labor statistics and projections. American of Nutrition & Dietetics.

CONTACT US

Department of Dietetics & Nutrition

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 312
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-2879
Fax: 305-348-1996
Email: bsdn@fiu.edu (B.S. program information)
msdn@fiu.edu (M.S. program information)
phdn@fiu.edu (Ph.D. program information)

Fatma G. Huffman, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor and Chair
Email: huffmanf@fiu.edu

Laurie Holmes
Office Manager
Phone: 305-348-2879
Email: lholmes@fiu.edu

Julia Gonzalez-Pampin, M.S.
Graduate Student Services Administrator
Phone: 305-348-4902
Email: 
gonzalj@fiu.edu

Denise Medrano, M.S.
Academic Advisor 
Phone: 305-348-7776 
Email: dmedrano@fiu.edu

Ginelle Bou Nassar
Program Assistant
Phone: 305-348-2878
Email: gbounass@fiu.edu

Joan A. Marn, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Clinical Instructor and Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics
Phone: 305-348-7303
Email: jmarn@fiu.edu