Monthly Archives: December 2014

Earn 3 credits and study abroad in Italy this summer!

Earn 3 credits and study abroad in Italy this summer!
This unique online class offered through Syracuse University is paired with a 10 day trip in Tuscany to experience Mediterranean food and culture.  This course will count as a 400 level supporting course for Penn State Students.NSD 452/652 Mediterranean Food and Culture: An Italian Experience
Online class starts May 18, 2015
Trip June 8, 2015-June 19, 2015

It is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Application deadline February 20, 2015
This video explains the trip.
For further information contact:
Tanya M. Horacek, PhD, RD
Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Syracuse University
426 Ostrom Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-3240


Nominations for Undergraduate Teaching Award

Were you taught by an outstanding faculty member this semester?  Please take a minute to nominate him/her for a University Undergraduate Teaching Award.
The nomination form is simple and easy to complete!

Position Announcement: Student Nutrition Assistants with Penn State Campus Dining

Attention Juniors:

Penn State Campus Dining is currently recruiting for wage-payroll positions for Student Nutrition Assistants at the University Park Campus. Applications must be submitted by January 19th 2015.  Students will be hired beginning in March 2015.  The position requires that the student commit to working through Summer of 2015 as well as the entire 2015/2016 school year. For students planning to take Nutr 495, a portion of  the hours in this position can be used to fulfill the requirements for the summer field experience.

For a full description of the position and requirements, please view the attached flyer  SNA Job Announcement 2015 (Updated)

Study Abroad Opportunity in Italy through Florida State University

Florida State University is offering a 7-week study abroad program in Food and Nutrition based in Rome, Italy. This seven-week, six credit program presents a unique opportunity to learn about – and experience – the wonders of Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet, while also expanding your understanding of the problems of hunger and malnutrition around the world and what can be done about them.  The program will run from May 8 – June 26, 2015, and will include two courses: HUN 4905 – Historical, Cultural and Scientific Aspects of Italian Cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet ; and HUN 3934 – A Global Perspective on Hunger and Malnutrition.  Note:  please speak with your undergraduate adviser to learn whether these courses will be counted toward electives or supporting courses.

For more information I encourage you visit the website of FSU’s International Programs (IP) and the FAO Headquarters in Rome Italy    Food and Nutriton program in particuilar ( You may also want to check out the article in the College of Human Sciences’ Summer 2013 Newsletter to get a student’s eye view of the program

Other forms of Financial Aid are also available, and I encourage you to contact the Florida State University International Programs Office for details about funding and any other questions regarding Studying Abroad.

Please consider joining us. My goal is to help you learn new and interesting things about food and nutrition from perspectives that you have not considered previously, and to do so in ways that are fun, exciting and take advantage of being based in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (

Sincerely, Bill Clay

William D. Clay

Adjunct Professor

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, and

The International Affairs Program

Florida State University

New Supporting course: Geographies of Sustainability and Food

GEOG 297H Geographies of Sustainability and Food

This new special topic course may be of interest to nutrition students interested in nutrition and sustainability issues.  It can be used as a lower level supporting course and will be reviewed for consideration for the Community Nutrition and Food Security Emphasis area.  This is an honors course but it is open to all students.  GEOG297H Course Announcement_Poster V.11.b  The course includes two Saturday field trips.

NACUFS Food Service Management Summer Internship

The Foodservice Management Internships are paid internships sponsored by NACUFS. In existence for more than 50 years, the program allows student interns to work in a campus foodservice department for eight weeks each summer.

Students in 391/495:  this internship will count toward your summer field experience.

The foodservice management internship was created to:

  • Introduce aspiring professionals to the challenging opportunities available in college and university food service, a profession that is experiencing tremendous growth and exciting change.
  • Provide on-the-job experiences that will prepare students for responsible positions in college and university food service management after graduation.
  • Provide a unique overview while working in a real life setting, seeing firsthand how classroom theory meets the real life work world.  This will give you great insight to your first professional job interview after graduation.

For more information see the website for the internship program at:

A few things of importance: 

  1. The deadline for students to apply is Friday, January 23rd, 2015
  2. Please note, this is a paid internship ($1600 minimum) with free room and board

If you have any questions concerning the program please call or e-mail:

Carol Fletcher
Chair, Foodservice Management Internship Committee
Assistant Director of Residential Dining
University of Northern Iowa
Dept. of Res, Redeker Center
1501 Redeker Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50614


Health Professions Internship and Summer Research, Training and Enrichment Opportunities

Are you interested in a Health Care Career?  Many opportunities exist for you to gain valuable professional experience as an undergraduate.  See the programs below to learn of  some opportunities.  

Project Healthcare at Bellevue Hospital’s Emergency Department

Project Healthcare is a summer-intensive internship designed to immerse undergraduates/post-graduate/post-baccalaureates in the realities of the healthcare field at Bellevue Hospital Center. Throughout the ten-week program, participants perform clinical shifts throughout the Emergency Department (including the pediatric and psychiatric EDs), Operating Room, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Social Work. Students also get to observe autopsies at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, ride on FDNY ambulances, serve as health educators for a day managing a booth at our annual health fair, and work on a research project. Through working on rotating shifts for, on average, 25 hours per week, observing minor invasive procedures and trauma cases, shadowing clinicians, and serving as patient advocates, students gain a tremendous amount of contact with patients and healthcare providers. Interested students can learn more about the program and access the online application form at the below link: Please be advised that the application requires submission of an online form, essay, CV, photo and two letters of recommendation. Out of our applicant pool, we invite a portion to come in for an interview. We usually offer 3-4 interview days on weekends in March (around the time of most spring breaks). We generally receive 800+ applications per year and end with a group of 50 participants. Deadline: January 15, 2015.


Research Scholar Applications Available for Nemours Summer Undergraduate Paid Research Program (NSURP)

The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2015 program.  NSURP offers opportunities consisting of both basic and applied (clinical) biomedical research projects.

The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is accepting applications for 6 funded summer Research Scholar positions through their Health Equities Summer Research Program (HESSP). The focus of all of these research projects is health disparities. Most are epidemiologic in nature.

Online applications will be accepted from December 1, 2014 through January 18, 2015.  The deadline for submission of all application components is January 18, 2015. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and interest in basic and applied sciences, healthcare, health disparities, public health or related fields.  During the 10 week paid scholarship program that begins June 1st, 2015 and ends August 7th, 2015, Nemours research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results.  Training will be provided on human subjects protection and animal welfare.  Both programs share programming and activities Students participate in enrichment activities during the summer including the opportunity to shadow clinicians, attend grand rounds and research seminars, and participate in discussions about medical and academic research careers.  All students will present their research project and findings to the Nemours community at a final day symposium and celebration.
Additional information and the online application is available at: questions or concerns should be directed to:

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

Weill Cornell Medical College is now accepting applications for their 7-week summer research program for current JUNIORS from diverse backgrounds who plan to go to medical school and who have a major interest in working with underserved populations. For brochure with more information, go to: For application procedures, go to:


2015 Premedical Urban Leadership Summer Enrichment (PULSE) Program

Applications will be available on December 15th. PULSE is a six week academic enrichment program for college undergraduates interested in healthcare professions. The program provides academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities with a focus on urban health needs. Developed by Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), the PULSE program help students become lifelong learners and empower them to use their knowledge to make a difference in their communities. The primary goal of PULSE is to provide exposure to medical professions to those groups traditionally under-represented in the field, as well as those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. For a flyer, go to:


UM-SMART Summer Program Applications AvailableMichigan’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), (which is an MD/Ph.D. program) is sponsoring the “UM-SMART” summer program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills. The program is targeted towards students who are from geographically, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, students who have experienced financial hardship, and students with disabilities. Applicants should have completed at least their freshman undergraduate year. The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but the program also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August. To apply or for more information, go to: deadline for application submission is January 16, 2015.

CI 295D / CI 295A: The Philadelphia Urban Seminar– Experience teaching in the city!

Consider signing up for this two-week, 3-credit, immersion course in which you can apply, in an urban public school environment, what you earn in their Penn State courses. This course: Helps students meet Entrance to Major (ETM) requirements for Education OR functions as a 200-level elective for ANY major at Penn State and allows students to complete 40 hours of work experience at one time. During this course students will: Work directly with children and teachers in Philadelphia public school classrooms (pre-k-12 placements in ALL content areas, in addition to special education, art, music, culinary arts, physical education, etc. are available); Participate in lectures/workshops from leading urban educators and researchers; Take part in community service in area neighborhoods; Attend cultural events in the city; Engage with readings on urban teaching and social justice.

Students MUST successfully obtain THREE clearances to be eligible to fully register for this course: (PA State Police, Child Abuse and FBI clearances).For clearances, visit the CIFE Office: Please note, securing clearances can take 6-8 weeks! To pre-register, students must complete the pre-registration form here:

For more information about these opportunities please contact the program source directly.

Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Student Scholarships (members only!)

Dear Student CPAND Members,

The Student Scholarship
CPAND would like to support students and interns studying nutrition and dietetics.  Four scholarships of $250 will be awarded to be used towards these education expenses.

Here is the link to the form:  Student Scholarship Application_2014-2015 , or you can visit 

Application Deadline: January 19, 2015

Spring 2015 Virtual Internship for Foodie on Campus

Spring 2015 Internship Announcement

Are You Interested in Nutrition Communications?

Foodie on Campus is thrilled to announce its Spring 2015 virtual internship openings to all students who are passionate about eating well and staying healthy on campus. We are currently recruiting the following interns:

  • Writing Interns
  • Editorial Interns
  • Photography Interns
  • Social Media Interns
  • Photography Interns

This internship will provide amazing opportunities to work on a project with a nationally recognized Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and gain valuable nutrition communications skills.

Candidates should be self-starters willing to take the initiative and must have prior experience in the position they are applying for. Interested candidates

Internship will begin January 15th

Are You Completing an Emphasis Area?

Attention Seniors:

Students planning to graduate Fall 2014 who have completed requirements for an emphasis area should complete the Request for Evaluation of Emphasis Area Coursework form as soon as possible.  Certificates will be presented to you during finals week.  Spring graduates can submit their forms as soon as they have declared their intent to graduate (January 2-26, 2015).  Spring graduates will receive their certificates during the spring graduation party.

Congratulations to all of our Fall Graduates!