Monthly Archives: December 2016

Penn State Nutrition Alum & Food Insecurity Expert Presents TEDx Talk!

Clancy Cash Harrison, RDN and food insecurity expert and activist, presents a TEDx talk: The Shocking Truth About Food Insecurity. Clancy is a ’97 PSU  alum of our undergraduate nutrition program. She shares an inspiring and real talk about hunger and food insecurity in the U.S. Please take a few moments (12 minutes to be exact!) to learn about breaking down the stigmas associated with food assistance programs in our country.



Scholarship opportunity — Due February 9

The Philadelphia/South Jersey Chapter of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice is pleased to announce that we are again offering scholarships (two for undergraduate and graduate – $1,500 each) to eligible students. Students will have the opportunity to apply for an undergraduate or graduate scholarship as appropriate to their level of study. The scholarship will be for the 2017 school year. Student applicants must be enrolled in a dietetic or hospitality program in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area or at Penn State.   Scholarship award winners will be chosen by committee based on selection criteria that include financial need, scholastic achievement, commitment to the profession, and leadership ability.

It is our hope to announce the scholarship awards at the Philadelphia/South Jersey Chapter of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice Annual Symposium which will be held March 9, 2017. Accordingly, applications must be postmarked no later than February 9, 2017 and received by February 12, 2017 to be considered for this year’s awards.

The application and flyer are below:

Scholarship Form


Or they may be downloaded from the PSJAHF website:

College of HHD Summer Undergraduate Research Funding opportunity

The College of Health and Human Development will be offering funds for undergraduates to complete research under the direction of a faculty mentor. Funds can be used for student expenses and project costs.

Students interested in receiving this funding should send the information indicated below by February 17, 2017.

Students who have applied for the Erickson Discovery Grant Program from the University can submit the same application.

For more information, see

Alternative Spring Break Applications due 12/16/2016

If you have an interest in experiencing a different culture in the US while contributing to a community in need, consider applying for one of the Alternative Spring Break programs. Several have a component related to Food production and Sustainability.  Further information and  a link to the application can be found at: Alternative Spring Break.  Applications are due December 16, 2016.

Are you interested in learning about Women’s Leadership Initiative?

What is WLI?

It’s an opportunity for women in the College of HHD to:

  • Build leadership skills and experiences
  • Network with women leaders
  • Gain academic credit
Information Sessions

Please attend one of the following information sessions:

Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 p.m. Bennett Pierce Living Center 110 Henderson Building (1st Floor)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 p.m. Bennett Pierce Living Center 110 Henderson Building (1st Floor)


Open to students in the College of Health and Human Development and the College of Nursing who will be juniors during the 2017-18 academic year. Please see the website below for full eligibility requirements.