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Angelina Maia

Lecturer
Nutrition Program
Institute of Health Sciences and Technology

Angelina Maia

Lecturer
Nutrition Program
Institute of Health Sciences and Technology

Education

BS, University of New Hampshire; MS, RD, LD, Ph.D., University of Maine

Bio

Angelina Moore Maia, PhD, RD, CDN is the Program Director and Lecturer in the Dietetics and Nutrition Program in the Wegmans School for Health and Nutrition at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a behavioral nutritionist and has been a practicing dietitian for more than 17 years, working in both in Maine and in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Maia completed her PhD in Food and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Maine with a research focus on childhood obesity and motivational interviewing. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine. Dr. Maia is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Research interests include motivational interviewing and promoting nutrition-related behavior change.

Currently Teaching

NUTR-402
3 Credits
Introductory supervised practice/practicum course. This course explores the profession of dietetics which includes current dietetics practice as well as practice trends and career options. Students interact with a representative sampling of personnel in all areas of food and nutrition. Students will become familiar with current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scope of Practice Framework, Standards of Professional Performance, and the Code of Ethics in the profession of Dietetics. The development of an outcome based professional portfolio is required.
NUTR-497
1 Credits
Provides the student applying to Dietetic Internships a process to make the task manageable. Students are provided timelines and assignments to step them through the application process which includes a personal statement/letter of application, resume, letters of reference, portfolio, site visits and interviews. The Internship application process is accomplished through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS), and an independent centralized computer matching organization, D&D Digital (DND).
NUTR-215
3 Credits
This is an introductory course in contemporary nutrition issues. This course covers the study of specific nutrients and their functions, the development of dietary standards and guides and how these standards are applied throughout the lifecycle. Students learn to analyze their own diets and develop strategies to make any necessary dietary changes for a lifetime of good health. Current health and nutrition problems and nutrition misinformation will be discussed.
NUTR-554
4 Credits
An applied course for the Nutrition Management major regarding the nutritional needs throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is given to nutrition during pregnancy, infancy, early childhood, adolescence, young and middle adulthood, and the elderly. Practicum in facilities delivering nutrition services to these age groups is required. Practicum hours by arrangement.
NUTR-333
3 Credits
This course prepares Dietetics and Nutrition students to counsel and train clients and to give effective and persuasive presentations. Topics include communications methods, learner/audience analysis, basic learning theory, developing counseling and training materials, as well as designing, making, and evaluating individual and group presentations. As part of the course each student is required to design and give a presentation and to design a self-training module/lesson.