Monthly Archives: January 2019

Looking for summer Nutrition-Related Experience? The Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC) has an awesome volunteer experience for nutrition and dietetic majors.

The Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC) has an awesome volunteer experience for nutrition and dietetic majors. KDKC is a camp where kids with type 1 diabetes can come to have fun, meet other kids with diabetes and experience camp life.

KDKC is looking for individuals who are sophomore, junior or senior year in school that are interested in getting volunteer nutrition experience. Some responsibilities are to determine the carbohydrate count of meals and snacks, helping the campers to count their carbohydrates during meal times, creating a nutrition education lesson
for the age group they are assigned to and to be active/participate at various activities throughout the camp day.Throughout the week campers work closely with doctors, healthcare professionals, counselors and nutrition interns to learn more about their diabetes and management in a casual, non-clinical environment.

KDKC is located on Camp Victory’s camp site
and will be June 16-21,2019. However, the volunteers will be expected
to arrive on June 15, 2019.

If you are interested in having this experience, please have them fill out an application at

Thank you,

Alexis Newman RDN, LDN
Brittany Knick MS,RDN,LDN,CNSC
Directors of Nutrition for KDKC

Ronald McDonald House Charities Food Service Internship opportunities

Camp Ronald McDonald is a fully accessible residential camp for campers with special needs.  We are located in the high Sierra on the grounds of beautiful Eagle Lake.  A project of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California, the goal of Camp Ronald McDonald is to provide confidence-building experiences to campers who are “at-risk”, disadvantaged and/or living with physical or emotional disabilities. Our programs are designed to support each camper’s individuality through the challenges of outdoor group living and teamwork in a supportive environment.

Camp Ronald McDonald opened in 1992 under the umbrella of Eagle Lake Children’s Charities.  We served 30 disadvantaged and disabled campers during that first year and began to grow steadily.  In 1997, Eagle Lake Children’s Charity merged with a McDonald’s cooperative of owner/operators in Northern California to form Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California (RMHCNC).  (The cooperative also helped to build a Ronald McDonald House in Sacramento, providing a “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill and injured children).  This year we are proud to celebrate our 27th year!

Our facility sits on 35 acres on the shores of beautiful Eagle Lake in the middle of Lassen National Forest.  Our site boasts 9 cabins (sleeping 13 each), two shower houses, dining hall, amphitheater, camp fire pit, beach volleyball courts, fully accessible dock and water front, basketball courts and a grassy playing field. In addition to our beautiful layout and environment, we offer an array of programs adapted to meet the individual needs of each camper.  We staff experienced and well trained specialists in the fields of drama, arts & crafts, outdoor education, sports and waterfront activities. Camp Ronald McDonald also accommodates special dietary requests while still offering a wonderful variety of nutritious and delicious foods to fuel our campers throughout the day.

The flyer and application are below:

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake flyer


Overnight Girls Summer Camp Seeking “Cooking Director”

Summer Job! Cooking Director

Lake Bryn Mawr Camp is a traditional, overnight, all girls camp in Honesdale, PA. with a focus on empowering girls, building their self esteem and encouraging personal growth. 

We are looking for a COOKING DIRECTOR with a passion for cooking, baking and nutrition to create and implement a fun, engaging and educational curriculum for girls ages 7-15. 

As a member of our leadership team, you will supervise an assistant and oversee all aspects of the program. 

In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in camp events…..and have FUN!! 

The ideal candidate will be organized, efficient, flexible and will bring positive energy to this important position. 

Bachelors in nutrition, culinary arts, or education preferred but not required 

Teaching experience necessary
Please visit our website at where you will find videos and links that will help you get to know us better as a camp. If you are interested, apply directly online in the “work at camp” section. 
We offer a competitive salary package including a travel stipend, housing and meals/snacks. Bryn Mawr is less than 3 hours from New York City and Philadelphia.

Nutritional Sciences Future Education Model Graduate Program (RDN Pathway)–now accepting applications!

Happy New Year! We are excited to announce that The Penn State Department of Nutritional Sciences received final ACEND-accreditation of our Future Education Model (FEM) Graduate Program. The newly accredited program is the Experiential Track of the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program, which is a graduate degree program of the Department of Nutritional Sciences offered via Penn State’s World Campus. Applications are now being accepted for the Experiential Track that begins May 2019, pending final University approval.


The Experiential Track is a 24-month competency-based program that integrates advanced-level online MPS graduate coursework with three consecutive semesters of in-residence supervised experiential learning (in Hershey, PA or University Park, PA). The program begins Summer semester 2019. Online courses will begin on May 13, 2019 and in-residence supervised experiential learning will start in August 2019. The program has a leadership emphasis. Students will graduate with the MPS graduate degree and a verification statement and be prepared to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Registration Examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. This track requires completion of a minimum of 39 credits, which includes the 30 MPS credits, plus a minimum of 9 additional course credits. Students are expected to participate full-time in the program during the semesters in which online graduate coursework and supervised experiential learning courses take place. Students may indicate their preference of location when applying to the program.

Important Note

To be eligible as an applicant for the Experiential Track of the MPS program, your undergraduate graduation conferral date must be before the start of the program, which is the first day of summer semester classes (May 13, 2019). If you have questions or need clarification, please contact the program prior to applying. We can assist you with determining your eligibility for the program.


 The application deadline is March 1st, 2019.  Applicants will apply directly through the Penn State Graduate School online application. Applicants will not apply through DICAS, and the program will not be participating in the Spring 2019 matching process. Additional details about the accredited track, including program requirements, curriculum, application and selection processes, important dates, and costs can be found on our program website.

Virtual Open House

To learn more, consider attending our Virtual Open House on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 4:00-5:00pm ET. The Virtual Open House will be conducted via video conferencing. If you plan to attend, please complete this RSVP survey and you will receive additional details one day prior to the open house regarding how to virtually connect.

If you are unable to attend and/or would like additional information about the program, please direct all inquiries to:

Shawnee M. Kelly, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Assistant Teaching Professor
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Coordinator
Department of Nutritional Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
125 Chandlee Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802
814-863-7131 (office) |


Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, RDN

MPS Program Director

Associate Teaching Professor

Spring graduate?? Time to declare your intent to graduate!

Are you planning to graduate this Spring?

It is the student’s responsibility to declare the intent to graduate.  If you are planning to be a Spring 2019 graduate you need to declare now.  The deadline is January 21, 2019.  It is also important to check your “requirements” report on lionpath to be sure all of the categories are complete.  If you find one of the categories is open or credits are needed somewhere, please contact your adviser immediately.

You declare your intent on lionpath using the “Apply for Graduation” link.  Further instructions can be found on the Registrar’s page

Welcome back and have a great semester!!

More TAs needed for NUTR 251

I am looking for a couple more upper-level nutrition students who are interested in being a teaching assistant (TA) for Nutrition 251 this Spring.  This is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level credit (NUTR 496) for your major.  The class meets from 2:30-3:20 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail ( or phone (814-865-2783) for more information. Thank you!

Dr. Cindy Adams

2019 PAND Scholarships available for Dietetic Students

The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (PAND) announces their 2019 scholarships!

  • Eligible nutrition students (DPD students, Coordinated Students, Dietetic Interns, and graduate students in dietetics-related programs) who are student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher are encouraged to apply.
  • One general scholarship ($1,000) and one diversity scholarship ($1,000) are available.
  • Three letters of recommendation are needed: please start the process early.

For more information and to apply online please visit our website at:

The deadline for application is JANUARY 10, 2019, so don’t delay!