On the week of October 3rd – October 7th we were honored to host Southern University’s Dietetic Intern Latoyia Beard who worked with Dr. Fatemeh Malekian, a preceptor for the dietetic program, and Project Director of the Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life. Ms. Beard gained experience by conducting nutrition education to the community for the Sisters Together program, attended produce safety training, volunteered at the Scotlandville Community Garden, and worked in the metabolic kitchen. On October 12th, Ms. Latoyia Beard presented to the Dietetic Internship Class of 2023 and the Center of Excellence Team for NHWQL. Her topic was “Artificial Intelligence in Dietetics”, which covered the benefits of artificial intelligence in nutrition and dietetics as it relates to consumers and dietetic practice. Ms. Beard effectively provided various examples of AI programs that create accessibility to the community, improve education, customer experience, research, and data analysis.
Our students from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University preparing a fecal sample.