Local students participate in health-related activities to gain knowledge and skills for a career in nutrition and dietetics
The Nutrition and Metabolic Health Initiative hosts High School Experience for local students. Lubbock high schoolers participate in a variety of health-related activities and presentations to gain skills and knowledge that will help them in nutrition, dietetics, or other health careers. This unique program aims to inform students about the complexity of medical diseases and how multidisciplinary care teams work.
Students learn about the role of these things in diseases like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and how those fit into broader medical treatments. Through hands on experience operating highly specialized equipment, students learn how to measure blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, and how to draw blood using a phlebotomy training arm. Other areas covered include body composition, creating a healthy plate, exercise equipment explanation, lifestyle wellness, and more.
The first NMHI High School Experience was held on the week of June 12-16. There is one more week of this informative program, July 17-21. Students meet from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. This experience is great for incoming ninth through twelfth graders interested in learning more about health-related topics. To learn more, or register for the final week, click here.