Monthly Archives: August 2016

Juniper Village Needs Student Assistants!

Would you like to get paid to learn? Do you enjoy working with seniors?

  • Gain experience with feeding residents, specialty diets & adaptive equipment use
  • 8 hour paid training program
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • $12.00/hour

Shifts Available:

Weekdays: 4:45pm – 6:15pm


7:45am – 9:15am

11:45am – 1:15pm

4:45pm – 6:15pm


Flyer: Student Feed Assistants Flier


Sports Nutrition seeking Students to Help with Fueling Stations!

The Penn State Sports Nutrition department is seeking students to help with the athletes fueling station every Wednesday.  The hours are 8:45 a.m.-noon every Wednesday up through Oct. 5, 2016, with possible need for help beyond this date.

Contact Dr. Kris Clark at or text at 814-360-4046, if you are interested in this opportunity.


Part-time dietary aide position available at Foxdale Village in State College, PA

Attention Penn State Students and Alumni:

We are currently hiring dietary aides to work in our skilled nursing dining rooms at Foxdale Village. Basic responsibilities will revolve around serving high quality meals, paying mind to specific therapeutic and modified textured diets, and maintaining utmost food safety/sanitation practices. Both four hour and eight hour shifts are available. There is a potential to work up to 28 hours/week, if desired. Hours are flexible, and we can work around class schedules. Weekend and holiday availability is preferred. This is a great opportunity that will provide substantial experience, especially for those looking to apply for dietetic internships! If you think this might be a good fit for you, please fill out an application, available in the link provided: . Applications, along with resumes/cover letters can be delivered to:

Foxdale Village

c/o Mary Raffetto

500 East Marilyn Ave

State College, PA 16801

If there are any questions, please feel free to give me a call at (814)272-2136, or send an email to

Thank you,

Mary Raffetto, RD, LDN, CDP

Clinical Nutrition Manager

Foxdale Village

Attention December Graduates! Apply for Graduation on LionPath by Sep. 6!

If you are planning a Fall 2016 (December) graduation you will need to “Apply for Graduation”, this process was formerly referred to as ‘declaring intent to graduate’.

You are able to apply for graduation between August 15, 2016 and September 6, 2016. You will complete this process in LionPath. Click here for a tutorial on how to Apply for Graduation using LionPath.

Please see your academic adviser if needed to confirm your ability to graduate in December if you are unsure.

Walk-In Advising Hours 8/22-8/29

Mrs. Eissenstat and Mrs. Kelly will hold walk-in advising office hours the first week of classes. It’s nice to meet with your assigned adviser if a time slot works, but feel free to meet with either of us based on what hours work with your schedule.

Mrs. Eissenstat, 119C Chandlee Lab

8/22:  10:30-noon and 1-4 PM
8/23:  9-11:30 and 2-4 PM
8/24:  1-4:30
8/25:  9-11:30
8/26:  1-4 PM
Mrs. Kelly, 125 Chandlee Lab (note new office location)
8/22: 10:30-11:30 and 1:30-3 PM
8/23: 1:30-3:00 PM
8/24: 10:30-12:30PM
8/25: 11:00-1:00 PM
8/26: 9:00-11:30am and 1:30-3:00PM

LionPath? StarFish? CANVAS?!

We have several new systems (LionPath, Starfish, and CANVAS) that you will be getting acquainted with this fall. Take a look at this post to learn what each new system is and how you will use it as a student.


LionPath is replacing the former Integrated Student Information System. LionPath manages your student data for admissions applications, billing and accounts, financial aid, course scheduling, transcripts, and advising records. Log into LionPath at:

You will use LionPath to:

  • View and pay your tuition bill
  • Search and register for classes
  • Run a degree audit and view unofficial transcripts


Starfish is student success system that will help you achieve successful progress towards degree completion. Login to Starfish at:

You will use Starfish to:

  • Make advising appointments (NOTE: You must go to Starfish to set up an advising appointment with Mrs. Eissenstat or Mrs. Kelly. You no longer need to call the Nutrition office.)
  • See progress reports
  • See who is in your support network—student services, faculty and advisers

To get started, you can customize your student profile, view your success network (adviser and instructor contact information), and make an appointment with your adviser.

Here is a video showing you how to schedule an appointment via Starfish:


Canvas is Penn State’s new Learning Management System that will replace ANGEL. However, some faculty will still use ANGEL while some will be using CANVAS for their courses until a full transition is made by the University. Log in to Canvas at:

You will use CANVAS to:

  • Access course materials
  • Submit assignments
  • Communicate with instructor and classmates
  • Check grades and attendance

Student resource page:

CANVAS Student Video Tours:

Need a 400-level supporting course? Check out these courses for fall!

HORT 497B Genetics of Plant Metabolites: Plant and Human Health

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:35 – 11:50 in 106 ASI building

This course will focus on understanding the use of genetics in modulating the plant metabolites and the importance of plant metabolites in plant and human defense against diseases.

Topics include:

  • Chemical and biochemical nature of different classes of plant metabolites
  • Genetics and biosynthesis of plant metabolites
  • Role of plant metabolites in plant defense against pests and diseases
  • Role of plant metabolites in health and chronic diseases
  • Plant metabolite and host gut bacterial interaction in exerting health benefits
  • Use Plant breeding and biotechnology to improve specific metabolites

See the course flyer for more information: HORT 497B Genetics of plant metabolites_Plant and Human Health_Fall2016

FDSC 497F (2 credits) Food and Probiotics for Gut Health

Monday and Wednesday 4:40 to 5:30 PM 202 Ferguson Bldg.

  • Learn more on how Fruits, Vegetables and Probiotics impact gut health – particularly in prevention of chronic disease states such as Cancer and Obesity.
  • This course is designed to integrate food science, nutrition with an emphasis on prevention of chronic diseases such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes.
  • Student will learn how functional foods modulate gut health and how gut health connects to overall health.

See the course flyer for more information: FDSC 497F Flyer_2016_JV_1

Recruiting 2 more TAs for NUTR 100 for Fall 2016

The instructor for NUTR 100 Sec 3 — Thursday, 3:05 pm to 4:20 pm is looking for 2 more undergraduate TAs to help with this class.
Expectations for this position.
  • Attend all class sessions
  • Prepare for and lead review sessions before the exams and/or hold office hours
  • Grade all projects and assignments in a timely manner
  • Communicate with students / answer student questions as needed
There are several benefits to taking on this position that include:
  • It is great resume builder!
  • You get to reinforce your nutrition knowledge and help non-majors learn about nutrition
  • You can earn 1 credit as a 496 course which counts toward your 400 level supporting courses
Criteria for selection:
  • B+ or higher in NUTR 251
  • Not working in a job that requires > 25 hrs per week of your time
If you are interested in serving as a TA, please contact Kalina Urbanek at as soon as possible.  In the e-mail message include the following
  • Why you are interested in this position and how you think you are a good fit for this position
  • Grade earned in NUTR 251

Lab Assistants Needed for Fall and Spring Semesters

Dr. Barbara Roll’s  Lab, located in the Henderson Building at the University Park campus, is currently hiring students for Work Study or Wage Payroll positions in the foods lab.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain some hands on experience in research and learn about human ingestive behaviors.  If you would like additional information about the positions, please contact:

Christine E. Sanchez, DTR
Lab Manager
Laboratory for the Study of
Human Ingestive Behavior
226 Henderson Bldg
University Park, PA, 16802

American Frozen Food Institute seeking interns for Fall, Spring & Summer 2016

AFFI Position Regulatory and Technical Affairs Specialist (Internship)

Job Description

Based in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area (McLean, VA), the Regulatory and Technical Affairs Specialist Intern will assist the Manager, Vice President and Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, to meet the department’s member service and industry advocacy goals and objectives. AFFI staff also manages several other food industry trade associations, including the National Yogurt Association (NYA) and the National Frozen Pizza Institute (NFPI). The primary focus of the position will involve work on domestic regulatory, technical and scientific issues impacting the food industry. The appropriate candidate should possess an understanding of food science, safety, nutrition and technology and have general familiarity with the U.S. food regulatory system.

This is an entry-level internship position, which may lead to a permanent position for the right candidate. Job responsibilities would include:

 being a regulatory and technical resource for the Institute’s members and the public, responding to calls and requests for information and researching technical and scientific issues

 drafting regulatory memoranda and technical bulletins

 represent the regulatory team at conferences and public meetings

 assisting with preparation of materials for technical committee meetings and association conferences

 interacting with and assisting other staff as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential; Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency; and a good propensity for finding accurate, complete and factual information through internet/literature searches and being able to communicate results. *

If interested, please forward a résumé and cover letter to Emma Gregory at

AFFI Reg Tech Intern Description