Year: 
2018
Project Leader: 
Liz Combs, Tammy Stephenson, and Dawn Brewer
Department/Program: 
Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Funding Received: 
$800

Students in DHN 313 Life Cycle and Community Nutrition II will work as a group to plan a health promotion project throughout the course of the semester. The identified target audience of this project is the Eastern Kentucky community of Whitesburg, KY. To help the students gain a deeper understanding of the needs of this community and the individuals that reside there, the students will have a service learning field trip to Whitesburg, KY.

On this field trip students will be exposed to current, innovative projects that are taking place in the area, community stakeholders, the food environment of Letcher County, and opportunities to further promote health in the community. This experiential learning opportunity will help students gain a deeper understanding of community nutrition and health and challenges that individuals encounter based on their environments. This additional knowledge will strengthen student success in future careers because they will have a deeper understanding of the varied levels of impact that healthcare professionals can have on a community.