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Chavent, Georgia
Georgia
Chavent
M.S.
Assistant Professor, Former Director, Sabbatical Leave Spring 2014
Arts & Sciences
Division of Health Professions - Dietetics
203-932-7410
HARI221
Harugari Hall
About

    Message to Students and Visitors

    Thank you for visiting my web page at the University of New Haven. I truly enjoy the field of nutrition and dietetics and am pleased to offer ongoing advising, mentoring, career counseling for enrolled students and alumni. Our program attracts a wonderful variety of classmates and offers a convenient location, flexible course schedules, small classes and individualized advising in the ideal location of New Haven, Connecticut- home of world renowned nutrition professionals, health and wellness facilities. New Haven is a marvelous college town within a few hours by train or car to New York City, Boston, Cape Cod beaches and northern New England.

    My courses are focused upon principles of food science, healthy food preparation, dietetics management and innovative and practical techniques for achieving lifestyle change. Our program offers a newly funded Nutrition Resource Center, commercial food laboratory and presentation area and an adjacent nutrition analysis computer laboratory and Smart Technology Classrooms. My greatest wish is for students to value healthy food, practice lifestyle changes that promote wellness and share their nutrition expertise with the local and global community. My shared work and life experience helps students envision a career path that complements their talents and interests. For the past three years, our program has successfully matched or placed most of our graduating students into supervised practice programs, graduate study or full-time nutrition-related employment.

    Because our program is located in a small private university, I am able to closely mentor our students throughout their academic career and as alumni. This strong alumni network provides opportunities for students to gain volunteer and work experience during college and as future nutrition professionals.

    Please contact me if I can answer any questions you may have about our curriculum, the process of becoming an RD or career opportunities within the field. Welcome to the exciting, growing field of nutrition and dietetics and thank you for your interest in our program!

    Research and Interest

    My research and interest areas include partnering with pediatricians to improve treatment of childhood obesity, healthy food preparation skills for adolescents and young adults; sports nutrition; outdoor winter recreation for fitness; legislative issues related to school food environment; promoting local sustainable and organic agriculture.
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    Education

    Bachelor of Science: Nutrition, University of New Hampshire
    Dietetic Internship: Medical College of Virginia
    Master of Science: Nutrition Education, Columbia University

    Specialty Certification

    Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.