Practice Application Business of Dietetics| Volume 110, ISSUE 12, P1806-1809, December 2010

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English as a Second Language Dietetics Students: Lessons from Nursing to Facilitate Learning Experiences in Dietetic Internships

      Diversity in dietetics, as in all health care fields, is necessary to provide quality care to all patients. Social and ethnic differences in health care providers can lead consumers to avoid seeking care or prohibit them from sharing vital data with practitioners necessary for accurate diagnosis and the development of effective treatment plans (
      American Dietetic Association
      Toolkit for Mentoring Diverse Students in Dietetics Careers.
      ). Registered dietitians (RDs) are needed that have the ability to tailor prevention and treatment strategies to meet the needs of minority groups, especially because many of these groups are at higher risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other nutrition-related diseases (
      American Dietetic Association
      Toolkit for Mentoring Diverse Students in Dietetics Careers.
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