Monthly Archives: April 2015

Crandall Scholarship Application 2015

For over 40 years Linda K. Crandall, the founder of Crandall Corporate Dietitians ( loves working as a Registered Dietitian. Whether it is the challenge of creating world-class systems, meeting new people, building up others who have worked for her and with her, or being an entrepreneur, Linda finds tremendous reward in coming to work each day. Her professional happiness comes from working with the best dietitians in the industry.

In honor of her dedication to the RD profession, we are pleased to announce, the Linda K. Crandall scholarship program for 2015. Each year, Crandall Corporate Dietitians awards up to five scholarships (ranging in value from $500 – $1000 each) to students pursuing either a Bachelor or Masters degree in Nutrition or a closely related field with the eventual goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian. 

Applicants must meet our eligibility requirements, complete the attached application and submit a current resume. Crandall Scholarship Application 2015  Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2015. Late entries will not be accepted. Notification of awards will be made by June 30, 2015.

Thank you,

Darlene Williams

Crandall Web Center Director

1930 N. Arboleda, Suite 101

Mesa, AZ  85213

1.888.546.3273 Office

480.325.9910 Direct

480.291.9136 Fax



Unique Summer Internship with Penn State Nutrition Links, Philadelphia Extension Center, seeking applicants!

Attention: ALL nutrition majors

Penn State Center Engaging Philadelphia, 675 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

HHD Student Summer Internship with Penn State Extension Nutrition Links

Wanted: Motivated self-starter undergraduate community nutrition or dietetics student from Penn State’s College of Health & Human Development for a unique urban internship opportunity with Penn State Extension in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Our office is located in Old City, near the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other major historic sites, but you will get to travel to numerous Penn State Extension partner sites throughout the city.

Intern will work directly with Penn State Extension Nutrition Links outreach program, dedicated to teaching basic nutrition classes to underserved adults with school-age children living in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia county.

The ideal intern must have a strong interest in all things urban, and be open to navigating the city via public transportation, understanding SNAP benefits and food access systems in a high poverty environment, and meeting and working with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Student will work with Nutrition Links supervisor and Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center on a groundbreaking pilot food literacy project. Research components include a survey of best practices in food, nutrition and health literacy and reading level analyses of nutrition program materials. Findings will be utilized to develop an innovative food and nutrition workbook for adult food literacy program participants. Student may also prepare and teach a food and nutrition lesson for our para-professional team.

Please submit letter of interest, resumé and a favorite low-budget recipe using no more than 5 readily available ingredients to:,



The Food Science Department has just announced a new special topics class that nutrition students should find interesting and very relevant. FOOD AND PROBIOTICS FOR GUT HEALTH – FD SC 497F  Learn more about how Fruits, Vegetables and Probiotics impact gut health – particularly in prevention of chronic disease states such as Cancer and Obesity. This 2 credit course will count as a 400 level supporting course. Click on the following link for a flyer containing additional information. FDSC 497F Flyer_D_2015 (1)

Sports Nutrition Mentorship Program for Dietetic Students

My Sports Dietitian is launching our inaugural Sports Nutrition Mentorship Program on June 1st. Our Mentorship is designed to provide individuals, especially Dietetic Students who are interested in the field of Sports Nutrition, with the opportunity to become more Confident, Engaged, and Competent in the field of Sports Nutrition. We’ve developed a comprehensive educational platform that will put them in a variety of learning environments from online classes, small mentorship groups via Google Hangouts, and peer to peer communication.
Also, we have composed a great faculty of the leading Sports Dietitians in the industry (i.e. Bob Seebohar, Lisa Dorfman, Dr. Melissa Rittenhouse, Jennifer Giles, Allison Mankowski, Tavis Piattoly, Shelly Guzman) who have been selected to teach our 13 courses on various topics on Sports Nutrition.
Below is a description of just some of the key components our Mentorship will offer to those who enroll:
– Sports Nutrition Curriculum in an online Course Format (13 Learning Modules)
– Live Q&A sessions with our Sports Dietitian Faculty 
– Monthly Live Webinar on a Sports Nutrition related topic not covered in the Curriculum
– Monthtly issue of’s Examine Research Digest 
– Small group Mentorship Google Hangouts
– Access to Sports Dietitian Faculty via email
– Private Facebook Page for Mentorship Members
– Access to Sports Nutrition Internships with Collegiate Sports Dietitians
– Access to all Ebooks, Courses, Webinars on My Sports Dietitian’s Website
See the program flyer MSD Mentorship Flyer to learn more Dietetic about our Pre-Registration that will begin May 1st. Although this starts on June 1st, students can join at anytime throughout the year.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me, Tavis Piattoly, at 504-250-3325 or via email at .


Seeking Nominations for Undergraduate Teaching Awards

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!

Summer Internship Opportunity for Nutritional Sciences graduates


Joy Bauer, nutrition and health expert for NBC’s Today Show, has two internship openings available for the Summer.  The internships are unpaid and will run from May 18, 2015 through August.  Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition or at least one semester of coursework in a graduate nutrition program are eligible to apply.

Though our company is based in New York City, we communicate with interns remotely via email and telephone.  The time commitment is part-time, approximately 10 to 15 hours per week, but is subject to vary depending on Joy’s media schedule.  Responsibilities include researching nutrition topics for Today show segments; magazines; and other national media, writing articles and other materials for Joy’s website and social media, and performing some administrative tasks.

Past interns have found this to be a very rewarding experience, as they are given the opportunity to contribute to television, print, and web media seen by millions of people across the country.  If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Tina Carlucci ( by May 1st, 2015.  (Candidates who advance to the final selection round will be asked to complete a short writing assignment as part of the application process).

Tina Gowin Carlucci, RD, CDN

Senior Nutrition Editor

Joy Bauer Ventures


Apply for Associate Dean Shea’s Advisory Board

Dear NUTR majors:

The Associate Dean’s Student Advisory Board is a group of students selected to assist the Health and Human Development Student Council and the College of Health and Human Development by providing an organized voice for student issues and concerns, representing students on key committees of the College, developing student leadership capabilities, and identifying and collaborating on projects to improve educational, co-curricular, and other programs for undergraduates in the College of Health and Human Development.

Student Advisory Board members are selected through an application process (see application on reverse side) held each Spring and Fall. The selection tries to ensure that the Student Advisory Board is representative of all the colleges educational programs, as well as important other student characteristics (e.g., racial and ethnic diversity, Penn State campuses, Schreyer Honors students and more).

Student Advisory Board members must become individual members of the Health and Human Development Student Council, as Student Advisory Board is established as an ad hoc committee of the HHD Student Council, and the Advisory Board meets in conjunction with the HHD Student Council.

What does the Associate Dean’s Student Advisory Board do?

  • Brings student issues requiring the attention of the College to the Associate Dean for discussion and problem solving
  • Identifies 1 or more projects to improve student life for HHD students and collaborates with the Associate Dean’s Office to accomplish the work needed for the project
  • Participates in the annual HHD Student Organization Leadership Retreat for leadership networking and planning
  • Represents students and the College at events (e.g., Accepted Students Program, Spend a Summer Day) and on College committees

If you are interested in being part of the Associate Dean’s Student Advisory Board, please fill out the application on the other side.  Applications can be scanned and emailed to Heather Zimmerman ( or dropped off for her in 201 Henderson Building.

Please complete and submit the application right away if you are interested. Associate Dean SAB Application



Free Webinar April 16th – How to prepare for a career in Global Health

How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health Webinar
April 16th, 4-5pm Eastern Time

Register at

Learn from leading experts about how to best prepare for a successful career in global health. Learn about the diversity of skills and expertise needed within the broad field of global health, as well as suggested preparations in academics, field experiences, internships, and jobs. For example, what is the best way to stand out in job applications and job interviews? What are pitfalls to avoid in cover letters and resumes? How should undergraduate and graduate students best prepare for a global health career?

Webinar Panelists:

  • Kirk C. Allison, Director, Program in Human Rights and Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Arachu Castro, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Vanessa Kerry,  CEO, Seed Global Health
  • Robert S. Lawrence, The Center for a Livable Future Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Marie H. Martin, Assistant Director of Education and Training, Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health
  • Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101”
  • Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight

Calling Student Volunteers for State College Middle School Health Fair, April 21st

State College School District has reached out to the Department of Nutritional Sciences to participate at their annual health fair on Tuesday, April 21st, 11:00am-2:00pm.

I am looking for students to attend this fair with me, and provide healthy snacking education to the middle schoolers. This is an opportunity to interact with many students (825) and faculty and practice your nutrition education skills.

Please email me by Monday 4/13/15  if you are interested in attending this event and representing Penn State Nutrition Department. You can email me at Thank you!

Attention Graduating Seniors – Emphasis Area Certificates

Attention Seniors:

Students planning to graduate Spring or Summer 2015 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 the Senior Reception on April 22.

Congratulations to all of our Spring and Summer Graduates!