Monthly Archives: March 2019

Courses to consider for Fall 2019

NUTR 211R: Applying Biochemistry to Nutrition 1 Credits

This course should be taken at the same time as BMB 211.


NUTR 175: Healthy Food for All: Factors that Influence What we Eat in the US 3 Credits

Nutr 175Z is a  Linked course with AGBM 170 and will fulfill the new General Education “linked” course requirement for students who are Freshmen or Sophomores.

Planning to Graduate this Spring?

If you did not already do so earlier this semester, please go to LionPATH and declare your intent to graduate (“apply for graduation”) as soon as possible. Your application is needed to start the process of reviewing your degree requirements for graduation and receiving approval from the college to graduate. It is the student’s responsibility to let the University know when you are actually completing the final course requirements for your degree.

If you have any credits from outside of Penn State that are needed to fulfill degree requirements here, please immediately complete the transfer process. You should also check in with your advisor to ensure that you have truly met all degree requirements.

Nutrition Volunteers needed for Special Olympics Summer Games June 6-7

Special Olympics PA (SOPA) is holding its Summer Games at Penn State, June 6-7 (Thursday-Friday).  They are looking for nutrition majors who might want to volunteer a few hours on Thursday or Friday.   This is a big event including health screening.  Based on history, we might be able to screen 300-400 SOPA athletes in two days. The biggest need for students is on Thursday.

Contact Dawna Mughal at for more information.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Penn State’s Student Nutrition  Association will be hosting Amy Preston- a Penn State graduate who is a Registered Dietitian that currently works for The Hershey Company as a Regulatory Professional.
Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you there!

Awesome Experience working with Children with Diabetes – Dr. Barclay’s Camp

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 13th – Saturday, July 20th.  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 are provided free of charge.

A former student 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.  This experience helped me gain a better understanding of how to work as part of a team including physician assistants, medical residents, dietitians and food service staff. 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 provide the following by April 15th 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, LDN

9570 Tileyard Rd.

Waterford, PA 16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by May 15th.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at with any questions. Applicants may also contact the former student volunteers with questions about their experience:  Penn State students who volunteered last summer were Heather Fortsch, Claire Pomorski and Prin Kulwatno.




Kandle Dining Services – Now Hiring Nutrition Majors for Diet Coordinator positions at Summer Camps – Multiple locations in US

Kandle Dining Services provides food service for camps and conference centers.

In the past few years we have developed a program for Dietetic students to work with Kandle during the summer season.  Students that work with us will gain valuable hands on experience and knowledge with the numerous diets of summer camp.  The students work under the supervision of a registered dietitian and will have the opportunity to learn skills such as safe food handling, common food allergens, food production and time management.

We have had great success hiring Dietetic students, they have been an asset to our company and helped provide an outstanding service to our campers with diet restrictions and/or allergies.  Please visit the kandle_dietaryflyer 2018-1c2720rr for additional information.

Student Engagement Funds available for Summer Experiences-March 15 Deadline

The Student Engagement Network is now accepting grant applications for summer 2019! Apply now.

Through a competitive application process, awards are given to undergraduate students from across Penn State’s campuses, including World Campus. Grant recipients may use funding to cover the costs of living (i.e. housing, food, transportation), supplies and materials for events and presentations, and other costs related to an engagement experience.

Engagement experiences cover a wide variety of learning and growth opportunities, including research, internships, co-ops, study abroad, study away, service learning, artistic creation and performance, participation in student and professional clubs and organizations, peer mentoring, and philanthropic service, among others.
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 15.
Additional details about the grant program, including eligibility, requirements, and information about how to prepare a competitive application, can be found at
For the most recent news and announcements regarding Student Engagement Network opportunities, follow @EngagePennState on Twitter. For general ​questions or concerns, please email or call (814) 863-5995.