Love the Nutrition Major? Please Help Recruit New Students!

For the last few years, Penn State has invited high school students and their families to “Spend a Summer Day” learning about Penn State and all of its academic programs. The College of Health and Human Development will be hosting five degree program fairs this summer to show off our departments and majors and we would like to have at least one current Nutrition student (or recent graduate) at each fair from 2-4 p.m on the following days along with the faculty representatives listed below:

  • Monday, July 22 – Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly
  • Thursday, July 25 – Jennifer Fleming
  • Friday, July 26 – Xiang Gao
  • Monday, July 29 – Cindy Adams
  • Tuesday, July 30th – Alison Gernand

Even if you can spare only one hour, we would love to have you! Every year, these high school students are most interested in hearing what YOU, the students, have to say about our awesome program and its various options.

Please let me know ASAP if you are in town and can help us on these afternoons. Thank you in advance for your support!

Health Promotion & Wellness Intern Needed for Fall 2019

Health Promotion and Wellness is seeking a student intern for the fall 2019 semester. If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Erin Raupers at eeg5005@psu.edu by June 28, 2019.

The role of the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) intern will be to assist with a range of health promotion initiatives during fall 2019. The intern will have hands-on opportunities to participate in the development of health promotion and wellness initiatives for a college population. The intern will work collaboratively and individually to accomplish assignments. The intern will be supervised by Erin Raupers, Assistant Director.

The intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist with two aspects of the Healthy Penn State Initiative. The goal of the Healthy Penn State initiative is to improve the academic success of students by encouraging healthy behaviors. The intern will develop content for the Healthy Penn State website and social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The intern will also assist with the recruitment, training, and management of the Healthy Penn State Ambassadors, a peer health education program.

Additionally, the individual will help staff outreach tables and assist with the daily operation of the Wellness Suite. Activities include staffing the front desk, greeting students who have appointments, answering the phone, and answering questions. The intern will assist with wellness initiatives, health promotion campaigns, wellness services and wellness workshops. The intern will gain valuable knowledge about evidence-based strategies for sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and stress. The intern will also gain experience with program evaluation.

The start date of this internship is August 26, 2019. The intern may work between 15-30 hours per week for 15 weeks. The approximate end date is December 13, 2019. This is an unpaid internship, but the successful candidate will receive credit through their academic department.

We are seeking someone who is creative and values innovation along with excellence. Experience with technology is essential. Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills are essential as well as a genuine appreciation for working with diverse populations.

If you have questions, please contact Erin Raupers at 814-863-0461 or eeg5005@psu.ed

Interested in the Emerging Field of Personalized Nutrition?

Project Sapiens, based at King’s College in London is starting to conduct personalized nutrition clinical trials in the US.  They are currently looking for some Nutritionists/Dietitians interested in helping them with trials in the Boston area. For more information on this career opportunity, visit this site.

WIC Nutritionist Position open in Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA

For more information visit our web page.

Planning to Graduate this Summer?

It is the student’s responsibility to let the University know when you are actually completing the final course requirements for your degree.  Summer Commencement will be held in the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, August 10, 2019. To participate, you must register by going into LionPATH and declaring your intent to graduate (“apply for graduation”) by Friday, June 14th .

Your application is needed to start the process of reviewing your degree requirements for graduation and receiving approval from the college to graduate. You should also check in with your advisor to ensure that you have truly met all degree requirements. If you have any credits from outside of Penn State that are still needed to fulfill degree requirements here, you must fully complete the transfer process before the registrar will be able to approve your degree completion.

New Graduates: Three Full-time Nutritionists Needed in York, PA

Community Progress Council WIC Program in York, PA has three full-time Nutritionist positions available. For more information including how to apply, please visit this link.

FT Nutritionist Needed – Franklin County WIC

Recent Dietetic/Nutrition Graduates:
Full-time Opportunity in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program serving Franklin County.

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or Nutritional Science.
  • Benefits, Health, Holidays, Vacation
  • Must be willing to travel when needed.
  • Will perform direct client services, eligibility screening, risk assessment, individual education in a clinic setting.
  • Keyboard/computer skills required.
  • Must enjoy a busy, fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Positive attitude required for this team.
  • Spanish-speaking abilities a plus

Send resumes to: WIC Director, 153 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA, 17325
or fax 717-334-1971 or email at mford@sccap.org
No phone calls please. EOE.

Attention Seniors and Recent Grads – Full time position available at the Berkey Creamery

ASSISTANT RETAIL STORE SUPERVISOR

Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Date Announced: 05/01/2019
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 87526
Level/Salary Band: 01 – I – Exempt
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Penn State Berkey Creamery
Full/Part Time: Full–Time

DESCRIPTION

The Penn State Berkey Creamery is now accepting applications for an Assistant Retail Store Supervisor. Responsibilities include; assisting in the daily supervision of the retail store operation, supervising student and technical service employees, product inventory and ordering, and assisting in the supervision of ecommerce shipping, daily paperwork, money management and the overall safety and sanitation of the Creamery storefront. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a hospitality, business or a nutrition related discipline or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in recent retail management, preferably in the convenience store, restaurant or supermarket field highly preferred. Strong experience in all facets of retail management operations, customer service, accounting/money management, invoicing, inventory control and ordering, and employee hiring, training and scheduling are a must. A working knowledge of delegating job duties and responsibilities, stocking and rotating procedures, and sanitation rules and regulations are required. Additionally, experience in dairy and or retail sales and/or the manufacturing of dairy products are a plus. Food Service Certification/ServSafe is recommended but not required, as this will be part of normal Creamery training requirements. Candidate must possess initiative and be professional, honest, responsible, a flexible team player who is motivated, dedicated and a quick learner. Must be able to succeed in a fast-pace environment and be willing to help whenever needed. The position encompasses flexible shifts, including a variation of days, nights, and weekends.

https://psu.jobs/job/87526

Paid positions available immediately – Diet Assessment Center

The Penn State Diet Assessment Center (PSDAC) offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved in research.  Students gain valuable nutrition experience essential for a Dietetic Internship Program.  It is also an excellent opportunity for those who want to pursue an advanced degree in nutrition or other health related profession.
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We are looking to hire undergraduate students in April for a May start date.  Students would need to work at PSDAC throughout summer 2019 and commit to one full year of employment.  We start students at competitive wages who are nutrition majors in the Department of Nutritional Sciences or who are seeking a minor in nutrition as part of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management or Human Development and Family Studies degree.
The job is flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of students.  It requires an extensive training program that consists of learning about diet assessment methodology, interview techniques, nutrition research software, and the research studies conducted in the PSDAC.
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The job requirements are as follows:*   Must be a sophomore nutrition major, or junior not completing a summer field experience, or seeking a minor in nutrition
*   Must be willing to commit to 1 year of employment
*   Must be willing to work during the summer and winter/spring breaks
*   Must be willing to work evenings and some weekends
*   Must be willing to work several 3 to 4 hour shifts per week (~10-15 hours total)
For more information contact:
Kristen Cox, RDN, LDN
108D Chandlee
Office Phone: 814-863-5428
Email:  kah5216@psu.edu

Course planning information for Dietetics option students who are expecting to graduate in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020

Attention Dietetics option students!  This is related to NUTR 393: Dietetic Internship Application Development required for students in this option

If you have an anticipated graduation date of August 2020 (Summer) or December 2020 (Fall) and are enrolled in the Dietetics option, please register for NUTR 393: Dietetic Application Development in Fall 2019.  We are NOT offering this course in the Spring 2020 semester next academic year.

If you are unsure when you will be graduating, please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your situation.  She will be able to help you determine whether you need to sign up for NUTR 393 in the Fall.

If you and your adviser agree that you should take NUTR 393 in the fall, please fill out this “add form” https://www.registrar.psu.edu/student_forms/dropadd_form.cfm and send it to me at mdc15@psu.edu.  I will add you to the course once I confirm you meet the other requirements to enroll in this class.

Thanks, Dr. Coleman-Kelly