Christine Zachrich, M.S.

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Assistant Clinical Professor
College of Health Sciences and Professions
School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
Speciality/Interest Area
Collaboration with community partners for supervised practice experiences Development, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition curriculum for community partners

Christine Zachrich has experience developing, designing, facilitating, and evaluating community nutrition education programs for individuals and groups across the lifespan. She collaborates with for-profit and non-profit organizations to provide supervised practice experiences for Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Interns at Ohio University and for students in the Nutrition in the Community course (NUTR 4000/5000).

In her role as the assistant director for the internship program, she is responsible for securing supervised practice experiences within community health and wellness organizations for 10 dietetic interns annually. She not only assigns and oversee the community engaged practice sites, but also coordinates numerous community outreach engagements including community gardens and a community outreach meal using locally sourced produce.

Zachrich is skilled at establishing, building, and maintaining internal and external relationships through effective communication and interpersonal skills using a variety of modalities. She has experience in collaboration with students, faculty, and community partners to successfully design and implement service learning projects related to health and wellness. Zachrich has contributed to community nutrition education programs through program design, curriculum development, coordination, facilitation, and continuous quality improvement through measuring and analyzing program outcomes. In addition, it is her responsibility to make sure that the supervised practice experiences that interns obtain meet competencies that are required by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Therefore, she is familiar with designing programming and procedures within the internship program to meet required standards.