Nutrition and Dietetics - Undergraduate Program


Program Director:
Dawn Erickson

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Destiny Cain conducts her weight management education program for children.

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Destiny Cain and Jasmine Sapp, Nutrition and Dietetics students volunteering at the AHA Heart Walk, October 31, 2015.

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Olivia Loewer, La Tech Nutrition and Dietetics senior, presenting nutrition education program to local 4-H group.


La Tech Nutrition and Dietetic Students (undergaduates and dietetic interns) at the Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, October 2015, Nashville, TN.


Nutrition and Dietetics students volunteering at the Heart Walk of Northeast Louisiana, October 31, 2015.

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Mrs. Susan Hughes presents poster at the annual Academy FNCE, Atlanta, GA, 2014.

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Nutrition and Dietetics Students at LDA FNCE, April 2014.

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Congratulations to Hope Anderson, LDA Outstanding Didactic Program Dietetic
Student of the Year!




Nutrition and Dietetics students in Medical Nutrition Therapy I class
participating in the simulation lab orientation.

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Nutrition and Dietetics students participating in healthy tailgating, October 19, 2013.
Louisiana dietetics students and interns at the annual Academy FNCE, Houston, TX, 2013.

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Dr. Jennifer Hanson and Mrs. Susan Hughes present posters at the annual Academy FNCE, Houston, TX, 2013.
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SDA students participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk, October 5, 2013.


Student Comments



Jie Chen
China, 2012 Graduate

“The education I received at Louisiana Tech challenged me; I always felt as though I was getting a true education and gaining the necessary skills for my dream career.  My most memorable experience was my involvement with the Food and Fashion Event: East Asian Express: ExplorASIAN of Cloth, Cuisine, and Culture. It challenged me to cook cultural food for 150 people.  I was proud that everybody loved my food, and this experience will be unforgettable.”




Nathan Lonidier
Arcadia, LA, 2012 Graduate

“I have enjoyed almost every nutrition class I have taken and feel that the information I’ve learned is very useful in preparing for the RD exam. I have found that the more dietetic events and programs you participate in, the more enjoyable your experience will be overall.”





Abigail Hennigan
Robeline, LA, 2013 Graduate

“My most memorable experience at Tech was cooking for and serving food at Asian Express night for FNU 472. This project was a huge team effort, and I believe it was a huge team success.  Everyone worked together to make the whole class shine. The teachers work with you to draw the best out of you, and they truly want you to succeed as an individual in the field of dietetics.”





Rebecca McDonald
Ruston, LA, 2014 Graduate

“My favorite class so far has been FNU 203. I learned so much about basic food and nutrition and how to eat right and what are the best foods to consume. I would absolutely encourage other students seeking a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics to choose Louisiana Tech.  The teachers really show a desire to teach and to make sure that not one of us gets by without fully understanding what they are trying to teach us.”





Britney Sweet
Junction City, AR, 2014 Graduate

“Louisiana Tech has something that no other university in the world has: the Tech Family. It's a very tangible and real resource that we enjoy each and every day. The professors go above and beyond to ensure that you not only understand but enjoy the course material. There's never a dull moment in the Tech Family! I really enjoyed my introductory level nutrition classes the best. They aren't your average freshman courses. We immediately dove into the material with hands-on case studies of our own individual health.”




Rhianon McClure
Shreveport, LA, 2012 Graduate

“In Tech's nutrition program, a student is not just a number. The faculty is always available to answer questions and they encourage student involvement in the community. The nutrition program offers a high quality education with small class sizes, which fosters close relationships between students and professors.”

“I loved Advanced Food Science (FNU 412). I didn’t just learn food science: I sharpened my critical thinking skills, learned how to thoroughly research a subject, design a research project from beginning to end, utilize statistics, and document it all in a scientific paper. The class was incredibly challenging, but at the end we had an original research project that our group could be proud of. I was honored to have our project selected by the nutrition faculty to be presented at LDA FNCE in Baton Rouge.”