• Faculty recognized nationally for teaching and extension expertise, committed to the program.

  • USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), Wellness Corporate Solutions, and the International Food Information Countil (IFIC). 

  • Exposure to diverse community settings - Food Bank, Maryland SNAP-Ed, Outpatient Dialysis, School Lunch, Area Agency on Aging, Campus Students.

  • Class day lectures from experts in their respective areas.

  • Rotations in varied clinical and food service management settings.

  • Access to extensive University resources. Rotation through University-based Dining Services.

  • Development of a network of contacts in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Current clinical site options include: Medstar Baltimore Hospitals, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Children's National Medical Center,  Baltimore VA Medical Center, frederick Memorial Hospital, Holy Cross Silver Spring Hospital, Meritus Medical Center,  and Washington D.C. VA Medical Center.** 

    Food Management and Community sites include: Medstar hospitals, Meritus Medical Center, Baltimore VA Medical Center, Montgomery Co. Office on Aging, Prince Georges Co. Office on Aging, Hebrew Home of Montgomery Co., Maryland Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) program, and others.

**Clinical sites are subject to change based on staffing.