The Section of Nutrition provides training at all levels for health care providers, including required and elective courses for medical students at the School of Medicine; lectures through the core lecture series for the pre-clinical medical students and for the pediatric clerkship; pediatric residency program training; clinical and research fellowship training; and continuing education for practicing physicians.
Section faculty members also provide supervision for undergraduate- and graduate-level internships and practicum experiences. Internships include clinical, laboratory, and community-based research; analysis of dietary options available to Children’s Hospital staff and patients.
Section faculty are actively involved in the development of the Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Dietetic Internship Program, which is in candidacy status with the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE).
Julie Atwood, MNM, heads the Integrated Nutrition Education Program, a school-based prevention program that reaches limited-income minority students in targeted elementary schools. The purpose of the program is to improve children's eating behaviors, specifically to increase fruit and vegetable consumption through hands-on food and nutrition activities conducted in the classroom.