Monthly Archives: February 2017

Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Leadership Development Award

Academy Foundation Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Leadership Development Award Deadline to Apply is April 1, 2017. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Each year, the Academy Foundation makes available over 35 awards and grants for Academy members. Awards are focused in various areas including: continuing education, international, program and professional development and are available for students as well as practicing RDNs.  Award amounts range from $250-$5,000. This past year Lean Aiken received a $1000 prize as the winner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Academy Leadership Development Award. Lena had this to say about receiving the award, “Receiving the 2016 Pittsburgh Academy Leadership Development Award allows me to network with colleagues and develop my skills as a leader.  It also means that I am able to learn the newest research within the field of Dietetics and use the knowledge that I gain to grow in my career.”

Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Leadership Development Award

This fund was established to recognize emerging leaders among students currently enrolled in a supervised practice program and encourage their participation in Association activities. The award will cover expenses (up to $1,000) for one qualified applicant to attend the Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®). Applicants must be enrolled in an ACEND accredited program in Western Pennsylvania. Preference will be given to members of the Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Find additional information about all Foundation awards and download an application.  

HHD Alumni Round Table Event—Respond if you are interested by Wed. 3/1.

On the morning of Friday, March 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, members of the HHD Alumni Board will host roundtables for undergraduate students where they will engage students in a dialogue about career-related topics.

As this is a unique opportunity, the careers committee of the Alumni Board would like to invite a limited number of students to participate. This year, Emma Gregory, Senior Manager of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), is hosting the roundtable for Nutritional Sciences. Emma is a 2014 alumna of Nutritional Sciences who was a Schreyer Scholar and a Global Health minor.

If you are interested in being invited by HHD to this event, send an email to Shawnee Kelly at no later than Wednesday, March 1st. Your name will be passed along to HHD so that you receive an invitation.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with our alumni!

Campbell’s Regulatory Affairs Summer Internship (Due March 3)

Internship Posting: Global Regulatory Affairs INTERN_F17 – Revised-1m6bz5s

Resume and cover letter due March 3rd to:

Mary K. McMonagle
Sr. Program Manager
Regulatory Affairs & PLM Standards & Solutions
Campbell Soup Company
Camden, NJ  08103 USA
856.342.3969 Phone /  856.342.4783 Fax

UHS is accepting applications for Peer Educators for the Healthworks Program

I just wanted to remind you all that HealthWorks, a peer health education outreach program in University Health Services, is currently recruiting student volunteers to become Peer Health Educators for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. Thank you for promoting this opportunity to students and please continue to encourage them to apply.  The deadline for applications is March 3, 2017. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

HealthWorks peer educators work to address college health issues at Penn State, including stress, nutrition, physical activity, high-risk alcohol use, and sexual health.

This year, students have two different opportunities for promoting health among their peers:  1. One-on-one wellness services for students; and 2. Outreach and promotion through workshops and initiatives.  The one-on-one peer educators will meet individually with students to provide free wellness services.  The topics include stress and time management, physical activity, nutrition, sleep, sexual health and healthy relationships and financial literacy.

The outreach and promotion peer educators plan and implement various health promotion initiatives and efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle choices among Penn State students. Examples of HealthWorks initiatives include writing for the Healthy Penn State blog, developing health messages for print and digital formats, creating healthy cooking videos, conducting Safer Spring Break outreach, facilitating workshops on different health topics and providing HIV test counseling.

Students who apply and are accepted will receive training through a 3-credit course offered through the Department of Biobehavioral Health in Fall 2017. The course is designed to train peer health educators on health issues and health promotion theories and strategies for college students.

Volunteering in HealthWorks helps prepare students for careers in public health, nursing, nutrition, medicine, advertising and public relations.

Please share this information and the attached flyer with your undergraduate students. Students can learn more about HealthWorks and apply online at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at or by phone at (814) 863-0461.  Thank you in advance for your help in our recruiting efforts.

Warm regards,

Stacy Jones
Coordinator, Educational Services & Dietitian
University Health Services
Penn State University

Cook Like a Chef summer cooking camp — seeking Counselors!

The Cook Like a Chef camp is looking for Student Counselors for this summer’s camp July 17th – 21st, 2017.  In case you haven’t heard of it, it is a week long cooking camp for 11-13 year olds and it’s run very much like the Nutr 320 lab.  Students who have participated in the past have had a great time sharing their nutrition knowledge and helping kids learn how to cook healthy!  This is also a great experience to build your resume!

Counselors are paid minimum wage and can expect close to 40 hours that week; generally ranging from 7:30 am to 3 pm.  If you are  going to be in town for the summer, or can come back for that week, this is a great opportunity.

If you are interested, please attend the informational meeting that will held at the end of February:

When: Monday, February 27th

Time: 5:30 pm

Where:  7 Henderson (the cooking lab for NUTR 120/320).

If you are unable to attend the information session and are interested in being a counselor, contact Jennifer Meengs at

Speed Networking Event with Nutrition Alumni this Saturday

Do you ever wonder what you can do with your degree in Nutrition?  This is an opportunity to speak with alumni who are doing amazing things with their degrees.  Join them and fellow students for a fun networking opportunity on February 25th, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Alumni Lobby, The Nittany Lion Inn.  Business Casual dress is recommended.  Click on this link for the Speed Networking Alumni Bios-2jbmzj9 for the participants.  You do not need to RSVP for this alumni event.  Participation in the speed networking event will count for any Networking assignments in NUTR 170, 370, and 391.   I hope to see you there.

Health Careers Internships and Workshops

There are several upcoming opportunities and experiences I wanted to bring to your attention.  These are appropriate for students in any of the Nutritional Sciences Options, but my be especially interesting for those planning or exploring Health Careers.

1. University Health Services (UHS), a unit of Student Affairs, is currently accepting applications for the Clinical Services Intern Program.

Clinical Services Interns work closely with UHS clinicians to assist in a variety of daily activities to enhance patient experiences.

Applications for the spring 2018 program are currently being accepted through March 17.  For additional information go to this link.

2. International Medical Service: Dos & Don’ts, Whys & Why Nots – Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:00-7:15, 201 Thomas International Service Flier 2-22-17-1gd3hao

3.  Personal Statement Workshop – Monday, March 20 @ 6:00-7:30, 201 Thomas  Personal Statement Workshop Flier, 03.20-2n1e3ge

4. Gap/Glide Year for Pre-Health Students – Tuesday, April 11 @ 6:00-7:15, 102 Chemistry Bldg. (flier in production)

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitians

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitian volunteers, preferably in their junior or senior year, for the week of Saturday, July 15th – Saturday, July 22nd.  The camp is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA). Student dietitians work with an interdisciplinary medical team while assisting campers with carbohydrate selections during meal time, passing AM. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, participating in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with the medical team, and creating and presenting an educational game on nutrition and diabetes.  Volunteers will stay at camp in “Mirto Lodge” for the entire week.  Room and board is provided free of charge.

Penn State students who volunteered last summer were Andrea Ross and Maggie Morgan.

Andrea, who is currently a senior, shared the following:

“I would recommend this experience to any student because it provided a thorough understanding of diabetes, beyond what is learned in the classroom. I am more confident with carbohydrate counting and diet exchanges, and I have been able to discuss this experience in job interviews and personal statements for the DI.

If you are a junior, it is definitely possible to complete the summer field experience and field experience proposal.  I was able to request time off from my preceptor.  I loved helping at the camp because the medical staff was incredibly supportive and wanted us to have a hands-on experience as well as free time to participate in the camp activities like paddle boarding, horseback riding, and zip lining.”

To help us select students that would best be suited for this opportunity, please providethe following by March 31st via email or regular mail. 1.  A copy of your resume.2.  A statement explaining why this experience would be valuable to you or how you are suited for it.3.  A copy of your “advising transcript”. Email to Darlene at and Renee at, or send by regular mail: Renee Slabic, RD, LDN9570 Tileyard Rd.Waterford, PA  16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by April 30.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at  with any questions.  Applicants may also contact Andrea Ross at or Maggie Morgan at


Maymester: Kinesiology 203 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professionals

Looking for a very useful supporting course this summer?  Consider this Maymester – Web based course: Kinesiology 203 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professionals  This class will fill quickly!  Registration for summer courses begins February 3, 2017.

Dr. John Vairo will be teaching KINES 203 “Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professionals” this Maymester (05/06 to 06/05).  The offering will be web-based (online).  The class number is 4521, and the course ID is 026398.

Course Description:
Comprehensive review of terms related to functions, disorders, diagnosis, and treatment of body systems related to physical activity and movement.

This course is designed for students who wish to enter an allied health field related to physical activity and human movement. This course will help students prepare for careers in physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), medicine (MD, DO), physician assistant (PA-C), pharmacy (R.Ph), dietary medicine (RD) and emergency care (EMT, EMT-P). Some of the allied health programs listed above requires a 3 credit course in medical terminology prior to admission into graduate school and this course fulfills that requirement. The goal of this course is to help students develop an understanding of medical terminology related to physical activity and human movement used when dealing with the anatomy and physiology of the systems of the body, disease processes associated with each system, and pharmacology and clinical treatments associated with the pathology of the body systems. Students will appreciate the weights and measures, chemical symbols, diagnoses, procedures, and medical documentation used in allied health fields, especially in sports and human movement medicine.