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Statement of Potential Conflict of Interest: The authors have no potential conflict of interest to disclose.
This article was written by Cynthia J. Heiss, PhD, RD, professor, Department of Health Professions, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; Bruce Rengers, PhD, RD, associate professor, Department of Health Professions, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; Claudia Fajardo-Lira, PhD, associate professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, California State University, Northridge; Samantha M. Henley, human nutrition and dietetics student, Department of Health Professions, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; Mike Bizeau, PhD, associate professor, Department of Health Professions, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO; and Cynthia Dormer Gillette, PhD, RD, assistant professor, Department of Health Professions, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO.
STATEMENT OF POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.
FUNDING/SUPPORT The cultural immersion experience and surveys being conducted by Metropolitan State College of Denver described in this manuscript are being funded by a US Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge Grant.
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- Preparing Dietetics Practitioners to Effectively Serve the Hispanic PopulationJournal of the American Dietetic AssociationVol. 111Issue 3
- PreviewIt is critical that registered dietitians (RDs) who work with the Hispanic population are prepared to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate nutrition care to best serve the nutritional needs of this growing segment of the population. In addition, since the Hispanic population in the United States is growing (1), it is important to recruit more Hispanic individuals to the dietetics profession. This article discusses the issues of cultural competency, diversity, overcoming the language barrier, and what can be done to educate dietetics practitioners.