A multitude of American lifestyle factors are contributing to our increasing BMIs and declining health. There is a growing recognition of Dietitians as the nutrition experts who are changing the way we fulfill our nutritional needs. Rebecca Smith feels it is an exciting time not only to be a Dietitian but to be in a position to help shape the professional face of new Dietitians.
Before joining the faculty at Nicholls, Smith was Director of Nutrition Services at Franklin Foundation Hospital for eight years. She functioned as the sole clinical dietitian with in-patient and out-patient duties, and managed the food service department. She was involved with planning the kitchen for the new construction of the hospital which was completed in 2007.
She enjoys spending her free time with her family, cooking, home improvement projects, reading, gardening, and bicycling.
B.S., M.S University of Louisiana at Lafayette
DIET 200 Applied Nutrition
DIET 201 Applied Nutrition Laboratory
DIET 215 Meal Management
DIET 406 Quantity Food Production
DIET 416 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Louisiana Dietetic Association
- Acadiana Nutrition and Dietetic Association
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