Community Nutrition Worker (Certificate)

Standards of Program: As guided by the Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) initiative developed jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service and the National Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Association to improve nutrition services in the WIC programs.


The Community Nutrition Worker Certificate (CNW) develops skills and competencies in the area of food, nutrition and wellness for public health. It is specifically geared towards employees who work for WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. VENA competencies have been correlated with this curriculum.

Major Code: 1309

2017-2018 Required Courses: 16 credits

NTR104 Nutrition (3) Prerequisite: RDG100
NTR127 Breastfeeding & Human Lactation (1)
NTR134 Healthy Weight for Kids (1)
NTR232a Food and Culture (1) Prerequisites: RDG100
NTR123 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle (3) Prerequisites: NTR104 or NTR200
NTR191 Nutrition Counseling Skill Development (3) Prerequisites: NTR104 or NTR200
NTR201 Nutrition Literacy (1) Prerequisites: NTR104 or NTR200
NTR219 Community Nutrition (3) Prerequisites: NTR104 or NTR200

Dietetic Education Program works in conjunction with:
AZ Department of Health Services, Bureau of USDA Programs – www.azdhs.gov/phs/bnp
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona – www.itcaonline.com