New Mexico State University Recieves Grant for Dietetic Internship Program

In *All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Courtney

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded a grant to New Mexico State University’s Dietetic Internship Program in order to increase the number of qualified registered dieticians and nutritionists in the region. They hope that increasing this workforce will improve the health of the area’s residents by increasing fresh produce consumption and reduce sedentary lifestyles.

The grant will allow the program to double the amount of students it can hold and be able to place them into clinical rotations throughout the state. Students will also be able to collaborate with the Cooperative Extension to implement nutrition intervention in each county in New Mexico.

“To effectively promote good nutrition, the region needs more registered dieticians,” said Michael Kelly, video president of programs at the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. “To help meet this need, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation turned to our trusted partner, NMSU. IT is our hope that this grant will support a sustainable increase for enrollment in and graduation from the Dietetic Internship Program at NMSU.”

To learn more about the grant and the opportunities it provides, read more here.

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