What We Do

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Experiential learning is a core component of studying dietetics at Southeast. Students will interact with qualified professionals in a variety of settings, including medical facilities, child care centers, senior centers, K-12 schools, food service facilities. Sites of collaboration have included the following:

  • University School for Young Children
  • Nell Holcomb Elementary School
  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • Southeast Medical Center
  • Chateau Girardeau
  • Cape Girardeau Senior Center
  • Southeast Missouri Food Bank

Southeast’s dietetics program also offers many opportunities for students to interact with the community through participation in local, regional, or state events. Events to date have included the following:

  • Empty Bowls: A grassroots movement to help end hunger
  • Legislative Day, held in Jefferson City, MO
  • Health fair(s)
  • Mobile food pantries
  • Missouri Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics - Annual Conference

The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) is a student organization for nutrition and dietetics majors/minors. As students of dietetics and nutrition, we will share information to expand our own knowledge of all the different pathways our education may lead us, and of the plentiful opportunities available to us, while being aware of everyone present. Respecting that everyone has different interests, skills, and personalities, so as to combine everyone’s abilities to impact the community and other like-minded groups, while creating lasting relationships within the world of dietetics and nutrition.

Our goals are:

  • to provide education to the community,
  • to be a strong presence on Southeast Missouri State University’s campus
  • to gain experience in our professional field

For more information contact Charlotte Cervantes or Joel Ramdial, faculty sponsors, at ccervantes@semo.edu or jramdial@semo.edu  

Students in Action

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

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Legislative Day, Jefferson City, MO

Legislative Day, Jefferson City, MO

Horizons: Kids in the Kitchen

Horizons: Kids In The Kitchen


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