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  • Writer's picturePaige Smathers

114: Why Diversifying Dietetics Matters

Pictured above: Deanna Belleny, MPH, RDN

Pictured below: Tamara Melton, MS, RDN, CPHIMS

Tamara Melton, MS, RDN, CPHIMS and Deanna Belleny, MPH, RDN are the co-founders of a new non-profit, Diversify Dietetics which is a a community to attract, encourage and empower students and young professionals of color who were seeking careers in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Diversify Dietetics provides mentorship opportunities to students and young dietitians of color, spotlights RDs of color in the work they do, and provides training and resources for internship directors in efforts to provide support and training to increase diversity and strengthen the field of dietetics.

Even if you aren't a dietitian, you're going to love Deanna and Tamara's passion for nutrition and health and their new project, Diversify Dietetics.

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