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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Erika Ireland, MPH, RD, CDE, CLC

Erika Ireland

Dietetic Internship Director

Full-Time Lecturer / Dietetic Internship Director
Office: Family and Food Science (FFS) 122
Phone: 559-278-8009

Education: Master of Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in Health Policy and Administration – California State University Fresno; Bachelor of Science (BS) in Food and Nutritional Science with an Option in Dietetics and Food Administration – California State University Fresno; Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist (RDN) – Commission on Dietetic Registration; Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) – American Association of Diabetes Educators 

Courses:  Nutrition and Health, Nutrition and the Athlete, Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, Advanced Nutrition Counseling, and coordination of the post-baccalaureate, Certificate of Advanced Study – Dietetic Internship Program 

Research Areas: Areas of expertise and/or research include but not limited to: Diabetes, Human Lactation; continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and continuous glucose monitoring (cgm). 

Affiliations: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Center for Breastfeeding, Healthy Children Project, California Academy of Nutrition and the Central Valley District. 

Statement: Erika Ireland is a Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), and an academic university level professor; with over 18 years of professional service to the dietetics and nutrition industry.  She holds an advanced degree in public health with an emphasis on health policy and administration.  She holds a deep knowledge of education, clinical dietetics, research, and current trends.  In March 2017, she was nominated and awarded national level recognition status, jointly from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors (NDEP), as an "Outstanding Educator - Western Region" from nominees in eight states (AK, CA, MT, OR, WY, ID, HI, WA) .  She currently maintains program duties of coordinating the post-baccalaureate certificate of advanced study – dietetic internship program and full teaching load which includes responsibility for teaching nutrition and health, elementary nutrition, nutrition through the lifecycle, sports nutrition and advanced counseling courses, in addition to managing 18 affiliate organizations/preceptors that her dietetic interns complete 1,200 supervised practice hours.