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Iowa State University and University of Ghana dietetic interns partner to perform the Nutrition Care Process in the communities of rural Ghana where substantial nutritional need and limited resources are found. In Ghana, the disease burden is shifting rapidly from communicable and infectious diseases to non-communicable chronic diseases. This double burden is an opportunity to recognize the role of the dietitian in facilitating dietary behavior and lifestyle changes. Yet the number of dietitians in Ghana totals less than 50 for 25 million Ghanaians.
Dietitians in Ghana face challenges such as inadequate legislation, variations in education standards, hiring barriers and lack of professional autonomy. Ultimately, dietetic interns practice new roles in the global community by highlighting areas of similarity in low-resource communities in both the U.S. and Ghana.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1060, 4020, 6010
- Erin Bergquist
- Laurene Boateng, PhD, Dietitian
- Matilda Asante, PhD
- Jean Anderson, MS, RDN, LD