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The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of Northern Colorado is to prepare students to professionally address the changing needs of society and industry in food, nutrition, and dietetic fields. Through the provision of didactic and experiential education, the program is designed for graduates to attain knowledge and skill competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Congruent with the vision for the College of Natural and Health Sciences, instructional quality and service are emphasized throughout the curriculum.