News & Events

Program Informational Session

Information session speakerWe host an Informational Session every year to allow interested students to learn about our program & both areas of concentration, take a virtual tour of our affiliated supervised practice sites, and meet internship staff, preceptors, and interns

Our next Annual Informational Session (for both tracks) will be:
Friday, November 9th, 2018
8:30 - 11:30 AM
The Emily Program, St. Louis Park location
5354 Parkdale Drive
2nd Floor, Room 240
St. Louis Park, MN  55416

Visit Informational Session for additional details, directions and lodging information.
Register here by November 7th

Local Involvement

Minnesota Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Minnesota Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (MAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Currently, there are approximately 1700 members. Membership is limited to Registered Dietitians (RDs), Diet Technicians, Registered (DTRs), those eligible for these classifications, students, and retired members. Membership in MAND is granted automatically through annual membership renewal in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The state is divided into five regions. Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Twin Cities (MAND-TC) is the largest region within MAND, comprised of members from the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. MAND-TC seeks to be a vibrant, proactive professional organization that promotes dietetics, food, nutrition, and health. The other regions are Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, and South Central. U of M DI interns are required to attend MAND-TC meetings and, if possible, the annual MAND state meeting.

DI and Program Graduates in the News

Alumna Liz Zaremba was recently featured on the WCCO segment "Good Question" addressing the issue of how often we should snack. via WCCO (January 23, 2017)

Xiaochung (Snow) Wang returned to her hometown of Beijing after graduation to work as a clinical dietitian. She recently published her first cookbook focused on pediatric nutrition, helping parents prepare nutritious meals for their children when they are sick. via the Department of Food Science and Nutrition; via CFANS Alumni & Friends News. (January 2017)

Ryan Bad Heart Bull is a new registered dietitian and the first Native American to graduate from the University of Minnesota's Dietetic Internship program. He attended the First Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition, which focused on the food movement to reclaim Native American health. via MPR News (September 28, 2016)

The Dietetic Internship was the focus of both a departmental and college feature story. via the Department of Food Science and Nutrition; via CFANS Solutions Magazine (Summer 2016)

Former U of M - TEP DI intern Brittany Francis was featured in the Ski-U-Mah Magazine about her trailblazing role as the first dietitian on staff for Gopher Athletics. via Ski-U-Mah Magazine (September 2015)


A Glimpse of Past Activities

MN State Fair Outing

MN State Fair Outing

Day at a Community Farm

Day at a Community Farm

Tour of a Cattle Farm

Tour of a Cattle Farm