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Dietetic programs earn reaccreditation
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Two Mississippi State University dietetic programs earned national reaccreditation in April and will continue to produce job-ready graduates.
The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association renewed the accreditation for MSU's undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics and graduate Dietetic Internship program.
The programs successfully completed national requirements that included a self-study and a site visit. The accreditation extends for 10 years with a review to be conducted in 2007.
Gary Jackson, interim director of MSU's School of Human Sciences, said one of the school's major missions is to produce nutritionists and registered dietitians ready to work in food and nutrition.
"It's extremely important that our students and faculty and our whole program be affiliated with the American Dietetic Association and follow their national standards in preparing students for careers in this field," Jackson said.
There are 79 undergraduate and 20 graduate students in these two programs.