Nutrition

We all know that good nutrition plays a vital role in our health. And while we have choices when it comes to eating, it is important to know the right kinds of food to eat as well as the impact of your nutritional choices. Dietitians can help you understand the impact a healthy diet plays on your overall health and get back to being a healthier you.

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Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724
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Comprehensive Nutrition Services

Comprehensive nutrition services are available to people of all ages through Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. Our registered dietitians and support staff provide guidance, education and encouragement to help you achieve your goals, address special dietary restrictions and improve you and your family's overall health and nutrition.

 Our outpatient nutrition counseling program can address concerns such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity

Pregnant and lactating women, people with food allergies, athletes, those interested in improving their general health and well-being, and many others can benefit from participating in the program.

If you or someone you care for could benefit from meeting with a registered dietitian, a physician referral is needed prior to scheduling an appointment. Once the referral is obtained, have your physician fax the referral to (520) 694-2447. After the referral has been faxed, please call to schedule an appointment. Please also contact your insurance provider in advance to check if this is a covered benefit; if not, a self-payment option is available.

Academic Medicine Difference

The partnership between Banner Health and the University of Arizona brings clinical care delivery, education and research to the forefront of the patient experience. 

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Dietetic Internship

An accredited supervised practice program as required by ACEND (http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/acend) as part of the process to become a registered dietitian.  
Further information on the education process and requirements is found at the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) website.
Email: ACEND@eatright.org
Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400
Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995

The Banner – University Medical Center Tucson Dietetic Internship program is an accredited, full-time Nutrition Therapy Emphasis program. We are based in an academic medical center that supports the clinical nutrition therapy emphasis of our program. Our registered dietitian clinical preceptors have expertise in the areas of organ transplantation, artificial heart device, cystic fibrosis, neonatal/pediatric nutrition, critical care, oncology, diabetes, renal disease/dialysis and specialized nutrition support. Our food and nutrition service management preceptors are experienced chefs, directors and managers. Our food services include patient tray services, a cafeteria serving an average of 3,000 customers daily and satellite coffee/specialty food areas. Community nutrition is covered with a variety of experiences and facilities in the Tucson and Phoenix area. Please review the Applicant Guide and the Dietetic Internship Program Handbook and contact the Internship Director with any questions. We are approved for 8 Interns, but currently are accepting 4 interns per year. 

Dietetic Internship Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Dietetic Internship Program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is to provide cutting edge experiences for dietetic interns to become competent, entry level dietitians who practice collaborative, evidence-based nutrition therapy. 

Program Details

  • Started in 1969. We are accredited through 2024 
  • For information about our program goals and objectives, program schedules, application and completion requirements, and costs to interns, please see our Applicant Guide and the Dietetic Internship Program Handbook.
  • Scholarship applications can be electronically downloaded from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Banner – University Medical Center Tucson Dietetic Internship program does not qualify for federal student loans.
  • Our Dietetic Internship Program participates in the on-line centralized internship application (DICAS) for the SPRING match. 
  • Link to DICAS:  https://portal.dicas.org
  • Email:  DICASinfo@DICAS.org
  • Our program outcome data is available upon request. 

Please review the Applicant Guide and the Dietetic Internship Program Handbook. If you have any questions, please contact the Internship Director at (520) 694-0364. 

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