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A Course-Based First-Year Research Experience for Undergraduate Nutrition Students

Published:December 07, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.10.020
      In both Canada and the US, dietitians are expected to meet specific entry-to-practice competencies related to research.

      Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice. The integrated competencies for dietetic education and practice.https://www.dietitians.ca/Downloads/Public/ICDEP-April-2013.aspx. Accessed October 8, 2019.

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      Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. 2017 standards and templates.https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/accreditation-standards-fees-and-policies/2017-standards. Accessed October 8, 2019.

      Various practical and innovative activities that incorporate research training and experiences for upper-year nutrition students have been described
      • Dooley DA
      • Novotny R
      • Britten P
      Integrating research into the undergraduate nutrition curriculum: improving shoppers’ awareness and understanding of nutrition facts labels.
      • Hsiao PY
      • Laquatra I
      • Johnson RM
      • Smolic CE
      Using infographics to teach the evidence analysis process to senior undergraduate students.
      • Whelan K
      • Thomas JE
      • Madden AM
      Student research projects: the experiences of student dietitians, university faculty members, and collaborators.
      to help meet those competencies.
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