Diversifying the nutrition and dietetics workforce requires commitment across multiple levels. This includes academic programs, institutions, and the professional community who are positioned to make a direct impact on the future workforce. In many cases, these efforts may also require skill development and financial support.
In this lecture session, we discuss data-driven models and strategies that can be used to enhance recruitment, retention, skill and professional development, and support of diverse individuals in undergraduate and graduate programs and work settings. Speakers also examine how robust student and personnel support services translate to diversifying the nutrition and dietetics workforce.
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 1.7.1 Recognizes and respects cultural and racial diverse backgrounds to effectively interact and build meaningful relationships with others (e.g., clients, employees, inter- and intra-professional team members and community and professional groups)
- 3.2.8 Challenges, encourages and supports others to take action to advance the profession.
- 6.5.2 Develops policies and procedures to ensure fair and equitable treatment of students.
- Evaluate the roles of various entities involved in addressing workforce diversity and types of support needed in order to enhance diversity efforts
- Analyze and develop strategies to enhance recruitment, retention, skill and professional development and support for diverse students and personnel across various entities
- Evaluate how student and personnel support programs and diversity initiatives within educational programs can translate to a more diverse workforce