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Unlock the Potential Opportunities in School Nutrition

Nutrition students/interns and practitioners share motives driving their passion for School Nutrition. Ways to begin or sustain a career as entrepreneur or in an established school environment are presented.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00

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Date: April 22
Time: noon - 12 - 2:30 p.m. (Central time)

School Nutrition is a practice area in the dietetics profession that plays a significant role in health behavior and outcomes among students enrolled in public schools, thereby influencing the future of our country. From work in public policy to school breakfast and lunch service, practitioners can have a positive impact and improve student health. Our speakers, Melissa Manning, RDN and Shannan Young, RDN, SNS will discuss their involvement and contributions in School Nutrition in their own private practice, or managing community programs that link with nutrition education and healthy food production in schools, respectively. Three Dietetic Interns will share their experiences learning the basics skills to begin a career in School Nutrition and lead an in-depth discussion to spark the interest of nutrition students to consider this field as a future career.

CPE Level: 1
CPEU: 2.5
Performance Indicators: 1.1.2, 1.1.4, 1.4.4

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of a registered dietitian in school nutrition exploring career opportunities at local, state and national levels and when building their own entrepreneurial/private practice.
  • Identify the various professional development opportunities and national organizations available in school nutrition field, e.g., School Nutrition Association (at local, state and national levels), Dairy Council of California, and Institute of Child Nutrition.
  • Discuss the experiences of dietetic interns during their school nutrition rotation demonstrating the different roles of a practicing RD and identifying dietetic internships with a school nutrition rotation/emphasis.


Melissa Manning, RDN

Shannan D. Young, R.D.N., S.N.S.

Release Date: April 22, 2023


Educator Publication Review Program

We are honored to offer a complimentary electronic examination copy (temporary access) for books being considered for adoption, and a complimentary print or electronic desk copy for books adopted for use in an undergraduate or graduate course or in a dietetic internship