Monthly Archives: March 2015

College Lifestyles – Online Summer Internship

CL is an online magazine with a focus on helping female college students (“classy co-eds”) live positive, healthy lifestyles. CL’s content aims to help readers manage their academic and social calendars, practice healthy, budget-friendly habits and build and maintain their professionalism as they prepare for life after graduation.

CL Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion for teaching others how to live simpler, healthier lives. Along with CL’s managing editor, Debra Schreiber, and an experienced team of editors and team leaders, Redmond ensures CL’s message remains positive, helpful and credible as new content is added daily.

As a writer on the Health/Fitness/Nutrition team at CL, interns will:

  • Apply content learned in nutrition and dietetics courses to a unique online medium.

  • Practice researching and interpreting evidence-based content from credible, professional organizations and publications.

  • Submit one article per week to an editor with a strong nutrition background.

  • Gain vital interpersonal communication, prioritizing, time management and professional development skills as they work in a fast-paced, team-based organizational environment.

  • Work remotely from their campuses, following set guidelines and deadlines that fit their busy schedules.

Working specifically as a member of the Health/Fitness/Nutrition team will also give students the opportunity to:

  • Publish and promote articles focused on key health, fitness and nutrition topics relevant to their peers.

  • Build a portfolio of pieces displaying their advanced knowledge of nutrition topics and information that can be highlighted during their interviews with internship program directors.

  • Promote nutrition and dietetics as a well-rounded, evidence-based field of study.

  • Incorporate written communication into their skill sets as young professionals.

  • Practice how to respond appropriately to criticism and manage crises in real time as they would working under the guidance of a dietetic internship director.

  • Establish a strong online, professional presence.

What makes us different from other magazines that write about health?

We require each article to contain three credible citations from professional organizations or publications. This is especially vital to the Health/Fitness/Nutrition section of the magazine. Articles posted on our website frequently cite information from,, Mayo Clinic, The American Heart Association, and more. We believe promoting accurate nutrition and health information in our articles is essential to the portrayal of healthy living and nutrition practices among young adults.

This is an unpaid internship program, but the skills and experience your students will learn and gain as part of the CL team make up for this offset. We offer college students the opportunity to work exclusively with other young adults pursuing similar career and professional goals. Strong writing and communication skills are vital to a student’s success as a future dietetics professional, and being fully virtual, working with CL makes developing these skills essential to an intern’s success in our program.

For internship details and a link to the Summer 2015 application, click here.

Scheduling NUTR 370-Profession of Dietetics-Fall 2015

We have had several inquiries about scheduling NUTR 370 for fall semester.  You are eligible to schedule the course if you are entering Junior or Senior Year this fall (2015).

If you are unable to schedule the course on eLion, please pick up a purple Drop/Add form in the Nutritional Sciences office (110 Chandlee Lab).  Fill out the form completely. You can obtain the signature of the course instructor, Mrs. Brenda Eissenstat (119C Chandlee Lab), or your academic advisers signature.  Turn the form into Mr. Scott Barbara in the Nutritional Sciences office to be added to the course.


HM 228, 329 and 330 being offered this summer at UP!

Dear NUTR majors,

HM is offering these courses this summer:

HM 228: 5/11/15-5/22/15, MTWR 8:00-10:00am

HM 329: 5/11/15-6/5/15, MTWRF 10:15-12:25pm

HM 330: 6/8/15-7/30/15, see days/times at

If you are planning to stay in State College this summer and/or would like to take summer courses, this could be a good opportunity to complete these courses. HM 330 is a very over-enrolled course and can be difficult to get into during fall/spring.


Nutritional Sciences Scholarships

There are many scholarships awarded each year by our department and college. These scholarships do not have applications and everyone who is eligible will be considered.  However, it is helpful to have some additional information from students during the selection process.  Any student can provide information to the Scholarship Committee.
Please send:  1) your resume and 2) a very brief personal statement (no more than 1-page, double spaced) about how you got interested in nutrition, and what you would like to do with your degree when you graduate. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format is preferred.
You may email these documents to Mr. Scott Barbara at, attention: Awards Committee.  The items must be received by May 1, 2015 for consideration.
Thank you,
The Department of Nutritional Sciences Awards Committee

PA Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Annual Meeting May 2-3 at The Penn Stater

Dear Students:

The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2015 Annual Meeting and Exhibition will be held this year right here in Happy Valley on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd at The Penn Stater. This is a great conference event to experience the field of nutrition & dietetics and to meet and network with other students and professionals in the field.

Early Bird Registration for students is $70 before March 31. After that it is $85. See the link below for the agenda. You’ll see several of your PSU faculty are speaking, and many of us will be in attendance. It will be a great event. I encourage any student to attend to see what a professional conference like this is all about.  Let’s show a great Penn State presence at this meeting!


Conference registration can be completed online at: 

If you have any questions, please contact Shawnee Kelly at Hope to see many of you there!


Job announcement: Full-Time position at WIC in Franklin County

NUTRITIONIST POSITION:  Women, Infants and Children               PROGRAM

Full-time position in the 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 . No phone calls please. EOE.

Scheduling Nutr 371- Internship Application Development – for Fall 2015

We have had several inquiries about scheduling NUTR 371 for fall semester.  You are eligible to schedule the course if you meet these criteria:

  • You are graduating Spring 2016 or Summer 2016
  • You are in the DIETETCS OPTION
  • You have a C or better in all courses required for the verification statement (NUTR-DITCS UP 8-Semester Plan FA12 (1))

To Schedule the course, please pick up a purple Drop/Add form in the Nutritional Sciences office (110 Chandlee Lab).  Fill out the top part of the form.   You do not need to indicate which section of the class you will be in or obtain an instructor’s signature.  We will assign students evenly between the two sections.  Please attach your advising transcript to the form (you can print this out from elion) and turn it in to Mr. Scott Barbara in the Nutritional Sciences office.

We will add the course to your schedule mid-April.

Please contact Mrs. Eissenstat or Dr. Coleman Kelly if you have questions.

Alumni Speed Networking Event this Sunday, 10 AM

I sent an earlier save the date post for this fun opportunity to network with Nutrition Alums, this Sunday, March 22 at 10 AM in the Faculty Staff Club of the Nittany Lion Inn .  The Speed Networking event is a fast paced way for you to meet eight of our nutrition graduates and learn about the exciting things they’ve been doing in the field.  Speed Networking Alumni Bios 2015  Networking is one of the most effective ways to help your career development.  Learn from those who have gone before you.

The Networking opportunity is open to all students, it will occur before the Brunch at the Nittany Lion Inn.  Reservations are required for the Brunch and the student discounted tickets have already been reserved.

No reservations are required for the speed networking event.  Hope to see you there!

Summer/Fall Intern Needed at Krislund Camp & Conference Center

Krislund Camp & Conference Center, located in Madisonburg, PA (30 minutes from State College), is seeking a kitchen intern for the summer and/or fall.

-Internships will begin approximately May 15th – length of term to be determined

Areas of training and responsibility will cover all areas of commercial food services including the following:

-Assist in creating meals for summer camp and retreat groups

-Assist in Food Prep

-Assist in ordering and inventory of food

-Assist in menu and portion planning

-Assist in cleaning the facility

-Supervisor/manager of Kitchen when Kitchen Manager is not present

-ServSafe Certification Required

We are willing to work with students to complete internship paperwork if working toward course credit.

In addition, we have a number of paid internships available.

Please contact Gene Joiner, Krislund Camp Director, at  or 814-422-8878 if interested.

Camp Hamwi (summer camp for kids with diabetes) is accepting applications

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for jobs at Camp Hamwi 2015, a residential summer camp for children living with diabetes.  This is a unique summer job opportunity that will give students a chance to work in a variety of settings relevant to their education.

Each year a multidisciplinary health care team operates Camp Hamwi.  This team includes dietitians, dietetic students, nurses, nursing students, paramedics, physicians, and medical students. Students can benefit from working as part of this specialized medical team no matter where they are in their education.

As a member of the dietary staff, students can expect to spend 95% of the time working in the kitchen to help prepare and serve meals and snacks.  The remainder of the time is spent teaching nutrition education to campers and assisting in night rounds.  More experienced students are encouraged to apply for the food service director and assistant food service director positions.

Job Descriptions for each position are below:




The work experience takes place at Camp Hamwi, a diabetes camp that has been in existence for 47 years.  Camp Mohaven is the home base for our camp, which is located in Danville, Ohio.  Camp Hamwi is held exclusively for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes between the ages of 7 and 17.

Staff orientation for Camp Hamwi 2015 is mandatory and will be held two days, Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th.  Camp Hamwi 2015 will be held July 26th – August 8th.  Students will receive a weekly stipend of $190, free room and board and $50 compensation for attending the 2-day orientation. The dates for camp are as follows:

  • Senior Challenge Week (ages 13-17)                July 26th – August 1st
  • Junior Challenge Week (ages 7-12)                  August 2nd – August 8th

Interested students should

  1. complete an online application and
  2. Gather 3 reference forms.  The link to the online application process AND reference forms can be found on the front page of our website (hover over the middle photo “Summer Camp Registration Is Open” to find the link).

Deadline for submission of online application is Friday, April 3, 2015, 5pm EST.  Reference forms must be sealed in their own envelopes and signed on the seal by the person completing the form.  All 3 reference forms should be mailed together in one envelope to my attention at the address provided below.  The completed materials will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews after April 3, 2015.