Rural Nutrition Services

Rural Nutrition Services (RNS) is a culturally relevant multidisciplinary course of study that combines Nutrition Science, Alaska Native Knowledge. Behavioral Health, and Outreach Skills.  Courses are taught by teaching teams that include licensed professionals, Alaska Native service providers, Alaska Native Elders and guest speakers in a blended delivery style allowing students to learn, earn university credits, and not have to move from their home community. Students may use credits toward an RNS Occupational Endorsement, area of concentration in Tribal Management, additional Certificate and Degree programs or as professional development.  Courses offered are: Nutrition Science for the Generations, Alaska Native Food Systems, Community Nutrition Interventions, Intro to Rural Nutrition Counseling, and Rural Nutrition Practicum/  A two-day intensive introductory course RNS 101 is available for delivery in rural communities.


P.O. Box 756720
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Toll free • 888-474-5207 opt. 2,  ext 6
Fax  • 907-474-5561


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Rural Alaskan and Alaska Native students of Group 3 completed the RNS OE in May, 2011
Rural Alaskan and Alaska Native students of Group 4 completed the RNS OE in May, 2011
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