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Food and Nutrition at USI

The mission of USI's Food and Nutrition program is supported by the following goals:

The graduate at the completion of the program will be able to:

        • evaluate the role of nutrition in optimizing health throughout the lifecycle and respond to harmful nutrition practices.
        • demonstrate knowledge of nutrition as it applies to food service, dietetics and wellness.
        • demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply management principles to nutrition and food service.
        • present and evaluate food and nutrition education programs to a variety of audiences.
        • assess the role that behavior, economics, and dietary supplements have on planning and eating healthy diets.
        • demonstrate basic food preparation and presentation skills.
        • apply food science knowledge.
        • demonstrate problem-solving skills in food service, dietetics and wellness.


The University of Southern Indiana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


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Jamie Baker, MS, RD, LD, IBCLC

After working in Western Kentucky with the WIC program for 7 years, Jamie has returned home to USI as an instructor in Food and Nutrition. As Jamie relates, "I came back to USI as an instructor because I had a great experience at USI as a student and wanted to give back to the program that shaped me into the person I am today." Read about Jamie and other alumni on the Alumni Spotlight page.