Monthly Archives: November 2016

TA Opportunity for Nutrition 100 for Spring 2017

Interested in becoming a teaching assistant? I am looking for an undergraduate TA for Spring 2017 for Nutrition 100: Contemporary Nutrition Concerns.  Serving as a teaching assistant is a good way to help students learn about nutrition and show your leadership skills.

The section will be held on Tuesdays from 1:35-2:50 pm starting on January 9, 2017 through April 28, 2017.

Qualifications:
NUTR major or pre-major (sophomore through senior standing)
B+ or higher in NUTR 251 and overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

You cannot be serving as a TA for any other course, and should not be employed more than 20 hours per week.

You can earn 1 credit in NUTR 496 for serving as a TA. If you have an opening at the listed time, meet the above qualifications and are interested in becoming a TA for this course, please include a brief paragraph expressing why you are interested and any questions you may have to Denise Lawson at dmc209@psu.edu. Thank you!

TA Opportunity for NUTR 251 in Spring 2017

Interested in becoming a teaching assistant? I am looking for several TAs for Spring 2017 for Nutrition 251. The sections I am seeking TAs for run MWF from 10:10-11:00A and T/Tr from 12:05-1:20P. Below are the criteria to serve as a TA.

Qualifications:
NUTR major or pre-major (sophomore through senior standing)
B+ or higher in NUTR 251

You will earn 1 credit in NUTR 496 for serving as a TA

You cannot be serving as a TA for any other course, and should not be employed more than 20 hours per week.

Serving as a teaching assistant is a good way to help students learn about nutrition and show your leadership skills. If you have an opening at the listed times, meet the above qualifications and are interested in becoming a TA for this course, please contact Dr. Ford at djw5083@psu.edu. In the email, please include a brief paragraph expressing why you are interested and any questions you may have. Thank you!

Dr. Dara Ford

TA opportunity for NUTR 100 in Spring 2017

Interested in becoming a teaching assistant? I am looking for 3-4 undergraduate TAs for Spring 2017 for Nutrition 100.  Serving as a teaching assistant is a good way to help students learn about nutrition and show your leadership skills.

The section will be held on Tuesday/Thursday from 9:05 am to 10:20 am starting on January 9, 2017 through February 26, 2017.

Qualifications:
NUTR major or pre-major (sophomore through senior standing)
B+ or higher in NUTR 251

You can earn 1 credit in NUTR 496 for serving as a TA

In the email, please include a brief paragraph expressing why you are interested, any other commitments you have (e.g., other TA positions, work (include hours worked per week) or other extracurricular activities) as well as any questions you may have.

If you have an opening at the listed time, meet the above qualifications and are interested in becoming a TA for this course, please contact Dr. Coleman-Kelly at mdc15@psu.edu.  Please let me know of your interest no later than December 2, 2016.

I hope you had a great break!  Dr. CK

Congratulations Fall 2016 Graduates!

December 2016 Graduates

Please join us for the Department of Nutritional Sciences Senior Graduation Reception!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

4:00-5:00pm

Lobby of Chandlee Lab

Please plan to join us for light refreshments and a time to gather and celebrate your accomplishments!

Please RSVP to Scott Barbara (sdb12@psu.edu or 814-863-0806) with either Yes or No by Friday, December 2, 2016

Opportunity to attend Professional Development Sports Nutrition Conference

Are you looking to get a jump start above your peers in the field of nutrition? 

We have a course for YOU that has a trip component to sunny San Diego, CA tied to the course. Students will gain cutting technology pertaining to sports nutrition at The American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Summit in San Diego, CA in April 2017!

The Department of Kinesiology has collaborated with the Department of Nutritional Sciences to include undergraduates the opportunity to take this professional development course.  Some of our former students in Penn State University ‘s Nutritional Science program have gone two years in a row and have highly benefited from this course!

KINES 295 C:  Professional Development Curriculum

Spring 2017 

Those students looking to register for this course must pick up both forms (YELLOW- conference registration form  and an ORANGE form for course registration  in 275 Rec Hall and return to Lori Gravish in 268-F Rec Hall)

DEADLINE: Monday, NOV 29th  

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunities of professional development via lecture format, professional travel to a national conference, and guest round table discussions.  Throughout the course, students will have exposure to professional communication with faculty from other reputable universities and institutions in the form of a dinner discussion, lectures, training sessions, and a poster forum.  The students will learn how to write a resume to meet the needs for graduate school and/or employment.  Other class foundational principles include:  attending and note taking throughout the entire conference, business etiquette at professional lectures and expositions, exposure to professional networking, and learning how to exchange knowledge within the professional realm including interacting with other university students and health care colleagues at the conference.

This course will include a trip to the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Summit and Exposition in San Diego, California in April 2017.  In addition, students will present the experience and knowledge gained from this professional travel at a formal poster forum presented for the Department of Kinesiology students and faculty as well as other interested parties within the College of Health and Human Development following the Health & Fitness Summit and Exposition.

For further questions, please contact Lori Gravish Hurtack at the information below.

Another Interesting 400 level Supporting Course for Spring 2017

GEOG 497, section 005 – Forests, Agriculture, and Human Health: Evidence, Policy, and Landscape Approaches
Spring 2017
MW 2:30-3:45 p.m. in 219 Willard Building
Class #
29350

This course will examine multi-disciplinary research on the ways forests and agricultural systems interact with human health, nutrition and food security. Some examples include the ways forests and biodiversity contribute to diet and nutrition, zoononic infections mediated by agricultural practices, the role of forests in cultural and psychological well-being, and the ways forest loss impacts the spread of vector born disease, and the impacts of agrarian transitions on gender and resource control needed to ensure food security / food sovereignty.  It will seek to strengthen students’ interdisciplinary research skills and specifically their ability to communicate effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.  Students will be introduced to the ways scientific evidence can inform and shape international- (United Nations) and national-level policy making and specifically examine “Landscape Approaches” as a case study for policy and policy change.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Bronwen Powell, bxp15@psu.edu
http://www.geog.psu.edu/people/powell-bronwen

Part-time Job Opportunity at Health South in Pleasant Gap, PA

HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehab Hospital in Pleasant Gap is seeking a per diem Nutrition Services Aide to work up to 20 hours/week, including weekend availability.  The Nutrition Services Aide works with the rest of the kitchen staff to assist in food production and services for patients, cafeteria and special functions.  Specific job duties may include prep for patient and employee meals, assisting on the tray line for patient meals, stocking inventory, maintaining safe and sanitary conditions in the kitchen area, and other duties as assigned by the Nutrition Services Manager.  To apply for the position go to www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com, click on “Careers” at the top of the page and then “All Hospital Jobs.” For more information contact the Human Resources Department at 814-359-3421.

Student Nutrition Assistants for Penn State Campus Dining!

Nutrition Majors great job opportunity!

Student Nutrition Assistants for Penn State Campus Dining Gain valuable experience with nutrition, food allergies and intolerances, and other special dietary needs as they relate to collegiate dining. Practice critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and self-direction. Build your résumé for the dietetic internship! Position pays $9.50/hour.

Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Review nutrition and allergen information for campus dining recipes
  • Develop educational signage Implement nutrition and wellness-related programs
  • Gain valuable food service experience with Penn State Campus Dining

Applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Nutrition Major
  • Must commit to working 1 year* in the position (March 2017-May 2018)
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Serv-Safe certified (as of May 2017)

*Includes Summer of 2017. Hours may satisfy Nutr. 495!

Send Resume To: foodallergies@psu.edu by Monday, January 9th, 2017

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