Monthly Archives: September 2015

Global Health Minor Information Sessions

Many nutrition students have found the Global Health Minor to be a valuable opportunity.  Students needing NUTR 495 credit are able to count some of their hours from the African field work experience toward their total 300 hours needed for NUTR 495.  The attached flyer  announces upcoming information sessions that will be held regarding the Global Health Minor.  Students who have completed their African field work experiences and the minor requirements will be joining Dr. Dana Naughton to talk about the program.
Dana Naughton, Ph.D.
Director, Global Health Minor Program
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biobehavioral Health
Biobehavioral Health Building, Room 228
University Park, PA

Upcoming Career Services Events

Dear NUTR majors:
Please take note of several upcoming Career Services Events that might be useful to you. There are opportunities for freshman up through seniors. It’s never too early to start connecting with the great benefits that Career Services offers!

Career Services Rep for College of HHD students–will be available weekly as indicated below–drop in for quick advice on careers, have your resume looked at, interviewing tips, etc.

Every Friday morning
Room 9 Henderson

Get Connected with Career Service (For Freshman)

September 22, 2015
Bank of America Career Services Center

Sophomore Success (major and career exploration for sophomores)

September 30 and October 7, 2015
Bank of America Career Services Center

C.A.R.E (Community, Agency, Recreation, Education) Fair

This fair focuses on careers in the helping professions, non-profits, healthcare, etc.

October 7, 2015
HUB Heritage Hall

College of HHD Majors Night–Great for freshman and sophomores who love HHD but are unsure which major is the right fit and would like to explore.

October 13, 2015
HHD Hintz Student Center
Also check out the new website dedicated to HHD Majors and Careers

Nutrition Coordinator Needed for the Nutrition Habit Challenge 2016

A Volunteer position is available for a Junior or Senior Nutrition student to develop and coordinate Nutrition Messages for the Nutrition Habit Challenge 2016.  A member of Student Nutrition Association (SNA) is preferred as this position can then continue efforts towards National Nutrition Month—March 2016. 2 credits of NUTR 496 – Independent study are offered.  A description of the Nutrition Habit Challenge follows.

Position expectations: 

Attend 1-2 planning meetings with the larger committee each month.

With the input of SNA and project members develop appropriate nutrition messages

Deliver messages consistent with the overall project management timeline.

 The Nutrition Habit Challenge was created in 2010 by the co-founders of One on One, Bruce and Kym Burke, to encourage their clients to make one or two small nutritional commitments using the “Less is More” approach.  In 2014, The Nutrition Habit Challenge became a community initiative to encourage the community to make small changes one step at a time. In 2015, participation grew to 2214 individuals (including 230 families) from the community, 9 schools and 10 companies.  Over the two years, this community initiative has raised over $20,000 for Centre Volunteers in Medicine and the Youth Service Bureau.

The “Less is More” approach is founded on the premise that making small behavioral changes can stop a downward spiral of destructive behavior and begin an upward spiral of constructive behaviors. This upward spiral often inspires us to make other small modifications, resulting in meaningful dietary/lifestyle change that can significantly impact our health.  Participants enjoy the benefits of making a positive change in their diet/lifestyle, support either the Youth Service Bureau or Centre Volunteers in Medicine with a small optional donation and become eligible for some great prizes, including a trip for four to Disney World!


To get as many community members as possible to participate with the hope that a reasonable percentage of them create meaningful, lasting change that positively impacts their health.

An HPA class will be assisting with marketing and communication plan, including time-line and content (both generation and curation), for increased community engagement.  The Nutrition Habit Challenge will take place during the month of February 2016, so the primary focus of the plan will be January 2016.  The plan will include a strong emphasis on social media, including scheduled posts and ties to the web-page for registration. Nutrition students and faculty will be providing the Nutrition content for the communications.

Overall Project Lead

Cheryl White

Centre Volunteers in Medicine

2520 Green Tech Drive, Ste D, State College, PA 16803


If interested, please send a copy of your resume and a short personal statement indicating why you are interested and qualified to assist with this project to Mrs. Eissenstat at  Applications will be reviewed by Mrs. Eissenstat and Mrs. Kelly.


Part-time positions available at the Village at Penn State – an independent living retirement community

The Village at Penn State, a retirement community, is looking to hire Part Time Servers for our independent living dining room.

Pay is $8.25/hour.  Evening hours are 4:30-8pm, Saturdays 11a-2pm/4-8pm and Sundays 10a-2pm.  We are very flexible with working around your class schedules.

We are also looking for Part Time Utility workers.

Pay is $8.25/hour.  We are looking for evening and weekends shifts.  Evenings would be 4:30-9:30pm and Sundays 10am-3pm. Again, we are very flexible with working around your class schedule and availability.

If you’re interested, please contact:

Stephanie Eakin- Dining Room Manager

814-206-6673 (cell) 814-235-8911 (office)


GRE prep course offered by Career Services at Penn State

Students who are considering graduate school or applying to Dietetic Internships that require the GREs have an opportunity to take a prep course offered by Penn State Career Services this Fall.   Information about the Fall prep course is below.

Test Preparation Courses

Career Services offers several courses to help students prepare for graduate admissions tests.  Questions?

GRE Prep Course

  • This is a complete preparation course for the Revised Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  You will receive 14 hours of expert classroom instruction and extensive handouts.  Only real GRE questions are used.  Because the GRE is a test of general reasoning ability, the test-taker needs a clear understanding of the types of reasoning tested and a sensible procedural approach to the test.


Registration Fee $350.00
Location 118 Thomas Building, University Park
Date & Time October 17 & October 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor James Yoho, J.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Yoho has been teaching test preparation since 1996 at the request of such institutions as Penn State, La Salle, Lehigh, Marist, Binghamton, Rutgers, and Temple.  Now a full-time standardized test coach, he taught for 12 years at colleges and universities, including graduate and professional school.  (Questions may be directed to Dr. Yoho at

These courses are offered through Penn State Career Services. For questions contact us at or 814-865-5131