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A book that moves well beyond the view of dietetics management as primarily in foodservice, Management Practice in Dietetics deals with management in all areas of dietetics, and provides clear, relevant examples of management principles and the ways they can be applied. This book is unique in its approach to include examples for foodservices, clinical nutrition, and community nutrition management.
The book demonstrates how leadership in dietetics and nutrition fits into the management structure of organizations. Students will become familiar with management tools such as decision-making, communication, and marketing. They will develop knowledge and skills related to human resources management, and acquire basic skills in finance. The book directly addresses management and customer service competencies that are required for accreditation of academic programs in dietetics and are included in the credentialing examination for registered dietitian nutritionists.
Specific topics include developing and motivating employees, employee discipline, material management, workflow and production, budgeting, information management, and sustainability. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide focus and direction for students. Margin definitions and a glossary introduce specialized vocabulary and increase comprehension. End of chapter activities aid retention and give students the opportunity for self-testing and application of the material.
Written in an accessible style, Management Practice in Dietetics is designed for accredited dietetics programs.
Nancy R. Hudson earned her master of science degree at the University of Kansas, and did her training as a registered dietitian at the university's medical center. Her career spans more than forty years, and includes teaching posts at the University of Connecticut School of Allied Health Professions, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Davis. She has worked as a dietitian and nutritionist in hospitals and is the author of numerous professional publications. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Dietetic Education Award from the American Dietetic Association and the California Dietetic Association's Excellence in Education Award, and was granted an honorary doctorate from the Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences.
Patricia Booth earned her master of science degree in nutrition and medical dietetics at University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her dietetic internship at Barnes Hospital in Missouri. She is currently the director of nutrition services and the dietetic internship at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco. She is the author of numerous publications and an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was awarded the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietitian of the Year and the Dolores Nyhus Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2015.