The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program is to prepare entry-level Registered Dietitians for current and future success by combining the fields of culinary arts, nutrition, and dietetics education. The DPD supports the institutional mission of JWU by providing an exceptional education that fosters professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth.
Program Goal 1The DPD program will prepare graduates for entry into dietetic internships and/or professional careers through high-quality culinary nutrition education:
Program Goal 2The DPD program will graduate a population of well-qualified dietetic students that will support the nutrition profession:
Program Goal 3The DPD program will graduate a diverse population of students well versed in the craft and skills of culinary arts, with the ability to integrate those skills into the science of nutrition and the practice of dietetics:
Culinary Nutrition Handbook In alignment with our stated mission and goals, we have developed the Culinary Nutrition handbook (160K PDF), which details in full the program policies, procedures and requirements.