Designed for use by dietetic educators, undergraduate and graduate students, dietetic interns and new-to-practice public health practitioners, this peer-reviewed two-part tool kit will support learners to achieve specific entry-level competencies and performance indicators within the Integrated Competencies in Dietetic Education and Practice.
This PowerPoint and workbook format has been prepared to complement a web-based interactive course available at http://www.dietitians.ca/ecourses
. Both formats use the same case-based approach of a real-life scenario in which newly registered dietitian, Marie, works with community stakeholders to develop the knowledge and skills to plan, conduct, synthesize, organize and prioritize the findings from a community nutrition needs assessment.
By viewing the PowerPoint presentation and completing the learning activities in the workbook, you will be able to:
- Describe the reasons why assessing groups, communities and populations is important in dietitian professional practice
- Assess groups, communities and populations according to size, demographics, needs, strengths and abilities
- Identify assets and resources available
- Collect, organize and utilize sources of information relevant to the proposed program
- Integrate assessment findings into community nutrition program plans
- Prioritize goals and strategies based on population assessment data.