HINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of worksite wellness programs, announces that the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) granted the Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship (WWDI) full accreditation and quadrupled the number of yearly internship openings. Initially granted Candidacy for Accreditation in 2012 by ACEND, the WWDI is the only internship in the nation that trains future Registered Dietitians in worksite wellness and health promotion. Now one of the largest dietetic internships in the country, the recent expansion includes the addition of two new, innovative concentrations: one in sports nutrition and entrepreneurship; and a second in nutrition communications and marketing.
Well-known for attracting applicants with strong academic credentials, the WWDI addresses an emerging field in dietetics, creating more opportunities and awareness for health promotion while training a new generation of worksite wellness professionals. The WWDI's high caliber graduates work as registered dietitians in leading Fortune 500 companies and well-known organizations, including the Denver Broncos, the Cleveland Indians, Google, WebMD, the Red Sox Foundation, Kansas State Athletics, About.com and the Massachusetts General Hospital.
"Our growth in the WWDI program has been a multi-year strategic initiative, and we are excited to build off of our past successes and continue to educate future Registered Dietitians with an expertise in worksite wellness, communications and entrepreneurship," said, Debra Wein, CEO of Wellness Workdays and Program WWDI. "The WWDI is training future worksite wellness professionals who will play a critical role in addressing the country's current health crisis and skyrocketing medical costs. Several of our graduates are employed by Wellness Workdays and work with our clients to implement innovative wellness programs that improve employee health while reducing healthcare costs."
About Wellness Workdays
Wellness Workdays is a Hingham, Massachusetts based company with offices in New York City and Vero Beach, Florida, that designs and delivers worksite wellness programs to increase employee health and productivity and lower healthcare costs. Wellness Workdays has earned industry recognition and several best practices awards for its clients, which include BJ's Wholesale Club, Putnam Investments, Brown University, Cabot Corp., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rockland Trust, Bentley University, United Natural Foods and Harvard Business School. Wellness Workdays offers the only ACEND-approved worksite wellness focused internship for dietetics students interested in becoming Registered Dietitians. For more information about Wellness Workdays, visit www.wellnessworkdays.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
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