Planning to Graduate this Spring?

If you did not already do so earlier this semester, please go to LionPATH and declare your intent to graduate (“apply for graduation”) as soon as possible. Your application is needed to start the process of reviewing your degree requirements for graduation and receiving approval from the college to graduate. It is the student’s responsibility to let the University know when you are actually completing the final course requirements for your degree.

If you have any credits from outside of Penn State that are needed to fulfill degree requirements here, please immediately complete the transfer process. You should also check in with your advisor to ensure that you have truly met all degree requirements.

Nutrition Volunteers needed for Special Olympics Summer Games June 6-7

Special Olympics PA (SOPA) is holding its Summer Games at Penn State, June 6-7 (Thursday-Friday).  They are looking for nutrition majors who might want to volunteer a few hours on Thursday or Friday.   This is a big event including health screening.  Based on history, we might be able to screen 300-400 SOPA athletes in two days. The biggest need for students is on Thursday.

Contact Dawna Mughal at Mughal001@gannon.edu for more information.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Penn State’s Student Nutrition  Association will be hosting Amy Preston- a Penn State graduate who is a Registered Dietitian that currently works for The Hershey Company as a Regulatory Professional.
Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you there!

Awesome Experience working with Children with Diabetes – Dr. Barclay’s Camp

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitian volunteers, preferably in their junior or senior year, for the week of Saturday, July 13th – Saturday, July 20th.  The camp is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA). Student dietitians work with an interdisciplinary medical team while assisting campers with carbohydrate selections during meal time, passing AM. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, participating in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with the medical team, and creating and presenting an educational game on nutrition and diabetes. Volunteers will stay at camp in “Mirto Lodge” for the entire week. Room and board are provided free of charge.

A former student shared the following:

“I would recommend this experience to any student because it provided a thorough understanding of diabetes, beyond what is learned in the classroom. I am more confident with carbohydrate counting and diet exchanges, and I have been able to discuss this experience in job interviews and personal statements for the DI.

If you are a junior, it is definitely possible to complete the summer field experience and field experience proposal. I was able to request time off from my preceptor.  This experience helped me gain a better understanding of how to work as part of a team including physician assistants, medical residents, dietitians and food service staff. I loved helping at the camp because the medical staff was incredibly supportive and wanted us to have a hands-on experience as well as free time to participate in the camp activities like paddle boarding, horseback riding, and zip lining.”

To help us select students that would best be suited for this opportunity, please provide the following by April 15th via email or regular mail.

  1. A copy of your resume.
  2. A statement explaining why this experience would be valuable to you or how you are suited for it.
  3. A copy of your “advising transcript”.

Email to Darlene at darprz@live.com and Renee at rslabic@aol.com, or send by regular mail:

Renee Slabic, RD, LDN

9570 Tileyard Rd.

Waterford, PA 16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by May 15th.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at darprz@live.com with any questions. Applicants may also contact the former student volunteers with questions about their experience:  Penn State students who volunteered last summer were Heather Fortsch, Claire Pomorski and Prin Kulwatno.

Heather: hxf158@psu.edu

Claire: cpomo137@gmail.com

Prin:  psk5106@psu.edu

Kandle Dining Services – Now Hiring Nutrition Majors for Diet Coordinator positions at Summer Camps – Multiple locations in US

Kandle Dining Services provides food service for camps and conference centers.

In the past few years we have developed a program for Dietetic students to work with Kandle during the summer season.  Students that work with us will gain valuable hands on experience and knowledge with the numerous diets of summer camp.  The students work under the supervision of a registered dietitian and will have the opportunity to learn skills such as safe food handling, common food allergens, food production and time management.

We have had great success hiring Dietetic students, they have been an asset to our company and helped provide an outstanding service to our campers with diet restrictions and/or allergies.  Please visit the kandle_dietaryflyer 2018-1c2720rr for additional information.

Student Engagement Funds available for Summer Experiences-March 15 Deadline

The Student Engagement Network is now accepting grant applications for summer 2019! Apply now.

Through a competitive application process, awards are given to undergraduate students from across Penn State’s campuses, including World Campus. Grant recipients may use funding to cover the costs of living (i.e. housing, food, transportation), supplies and materials for events and presentations, and other costs related to an engagement experience.

Engagement experiences cover a wide variety of learning and growth opportunities, including research, internships, co-ops, study abroad, study away, service learning, artistic creation and performance, participation in student and professional clubs and organizations, peer mentoring, and philanthropic service, among others.
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 15.
Additional details about the grant program, including eligibility, requirements, and information about how to prepare a competitive application, can be found at engage.psu.edu/students/grants.
For the most recent news and announcements regarding Student Engagement Network opportunities, follow @EngagePennState on Twitter. For general ​questions or concerns, please email engage@psu.edu or call (814) 863-5995.

CBCF is Recruiting the Next Generation of Leaders!

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is currently recruiting interns for the 2019 summer Congressional Internship. From May to July, CBCF interns work in Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member offices and learn first-hand how to develop legislative and public policy initiatives. Don’t miss your chance to add your voice to the national dialogue on issues of importance. If you have the desire to work in politics or are merely interested in the policy-making process, apply today!  https://www.cbcfinc.org/internships/

Qualifications:
•    U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S. through May 2020
•    Active full-time enrollment in college or recent graduation from a college within twelve (12) months of internship application
•    Completion of at least 30 credits towards an undergraduate degree
•    Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
•    Demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and the policy-making process

Reminder: Virtual Open House Feb. 20th 4-5pm! Nutritional Sciences Future Education Model Graduate Program (RDN Pathway)

Penn State Department of Nutritional Sciences received final ACEND-accreditation of our Future Education Model (FEM) Graduate Program. The newly accredited program is the Experiential Track of the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program, which is a graduate degree program of the Department of Nutritional Sciences offered via Penn State’s World Campus. Applications are now being accepted for the Experiential Track that begins summer 2019 (May 13, 2019). Applications due by March 1st!

Attend the Virtual Open House!

To learn more, consider attending our Virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, 4:00-5:00pm ET. The Virtual Open House will be conducted via video conferencing. If you plan to attend, please complete this RSVP survey by Monday, February 18th. You will receive additional details one day prior to the open house regarding how to virtually connect.

Nutrition Volunteers needed for Camp Energy

Intern at Camp ENERGY! Aug 3-9, 2019 (campers arrive on the 4th)

Join our mission to improve the health and wellness of our community. This internship is an opportunity for motivated undergraduate and graduate students to augment their education and career preparation in a variety of fields, including nutrition/dietetics, athletics/physical education, pediatrics, and adolescent weight management. For example, students interested in nutrition can help campers personalize nutrition plans at camp and at home and help lead nutrition education sessions, mentored by a registered dietitian. A kinesiology major may help campers modify physical activities to their ability and set exercise goals, mentored by a collegiate swim coach. Students interested in behavioral health can learn how risk factors impact health and weight in adolescents while they work with campers individually under the mentorship of a pediatric psychologist.

During the internship, students will support adolescents ages 11-18 in a week-long journey incorporating education around nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyles. Students act as camp counselors to directly foster the growth of camp participants, offering individualized attention in structured group programming. The internship will also provide opportunities for mentored relationships, skill development (including leadership, accountability, teamwork, and communication), and an experiential foundation for transition to the workforce. This is a great opportunity to build a resume through experience, service hours, and letters of recommendation.

See the flier here:  Volunteer Flyer_CAMP_ENERGY_2019 (1)-z9mnef.

Visit us at: www.gocampenergy.org

 

Katie McNitt, RD, LDN
Research Technologist I
Center for Childhood Obesity Research
129 Noll Lab, Penn State University
(814) 865-5245

Volunteers needed for Dr. Barclays’ Camp for Children with Diabetes

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes


Penn State students who volunteered last summer were Heather Fortsch, Claire Pomorski and Prin Kulwatno.

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitian volunteers, preferably in their junior or senior year, for the week of Saturday, July 13th – Saturday, July 20th.  The camp is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA). Student dietitians work with an interdisciplinary medical team while assisting campers with carbohydrate selections during meal time, passing AM. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, participating in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with the medical team, and creating and presenting an educational game on nutrition and diabetes. Volunteers will stay at camp in “Mirto Lodge” for the entire week. Room and board are provided free of charge.

A former student shared the following:

“I would recommend this experience to any student because it provided a thorough understanding of diabetes, beyond what is learned in the classroom. I am more confident with carbohydrate counting and diet exchanges, and I have been able to discuss this experience in job interviews and personal statements for the DI.

If you are a junior, it is definitely possible to complete the summer field experience and field experience proposal. I was able to request time off from my preceptor.  This experience helped me gain a better understanding of how to work as part of a team including physician assistants, medical residents, dietitians and food service staff. I loved helping at the camp because the medical staff was incredibly supportive and wanted us to have a hands-on experience as well as free time to participate in the camp activities like paddle boarding, horseback riding, and zip lining.”

To help us select students that would best be suited for this opportunity, please provide the following by April 15th via email or regular mail.

  1. A copy of your resume.
  2. A statement explaining why this experience would be valuable to you or how you are suited for it.
  3. A copy of your “advising transcript”.

Email to Darlene at darprz@live.com and Renee at rslabic@aol.com, or send by regular mail:

Renee Slabic, RD, LDN

9570 Tileyard Rd.

Waterford, PA 16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by May 15th.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at darprz@live.com with any questions. Applicants may also contact the former student volunteers with questions about their experience:

Heather: hxf158@psu.edu

Claire: cpomo137@gmail.com

Prin:  psk5106@psu.edu