Monthly Archives: April 2019

Paid positions available immediately – Diet Assessment Center

The Penn State Diet Assessment Center (PSDAC) offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved in research.  Students gain valuable nutrition experience essential for a Dietetic Internship Program.  It is also an excellent opportunity for those who want to pursue an advanced degree in nutrition or other health related profession.
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We are looking to hire undergraduate students in April for a May start date.  Students would need to work at PSDAC throughout summer 2019 and commit to one full year of employment.  We start students at competitive wages who are nutrition majors in the Department of Nutritional Sciences or who are seeking a minor in nutrition as part of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management or Human Development and Family Studies degree.
The job is flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of students.  It requires an extensive training program that consists of learning about diet assessment methodology, interview techniques, nutrition research software, and the research studies conducted in the PSDAC.
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The job requirements are as follows:*   Must be a sophomore nutrition major, or junior not completing a summer field experience, or seeking a minor in nutrition
*   Must be willing to commit to 1 year of employment
*   Must be willing to work during the summer and winter/spring breaks
*   Must be willing to work evenings and some weekends
*   Must be willing to work several 3 to 4 hour shifts per week (~10-15 hours total)
For more information contact:
Kristen Cox, RDN, LDN
108D Chandlee
Office Phone: 814-863-5428
Email:  kah5216@psu.edu

Course planning information for Dietetics option students who are expecting to graduate in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020

Attention Dietetics option students!  This is related to NUTR 393: Dietetic Internship Application Development required for students in this option

If you have an anticipated graduation date of August 2020 (Summer) or December 2020 (Fall) and are enrolled in the Dietetics option, please register for NUTR 393: Dietetic Application Development in Fall 2019.  We are NOT offering this course in the Spring 2020 semester next academic year.

If you are unsure when you will be graduating, please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your situation.  She will be able to help you determine whether you need to sign up for NUTR 393 in the Fall.

If you and your adviser agree that you should take NUTR 393 in the fall, please fill out this “add form” https://www.registrar.psu.edu/student_forms/dropadd_form.cfm and send it to me at mdc15@psu.edu.  I will add you to the course once I confirm you meet the other requirements to enroll in this class.

Thanks, Dr. Coleman-Kelly

Fall 2019 Teaching Assistants needed for NUTR 251

We are currently looking for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for NUTR 251. The class meets Monday Wednesday Friday 1:25-2:15 pm. You will receive 1 credit of NUTR 496 credit.  Please contact Lynn Parker Klees lgp2@psu.edu for more information. Please include your overall GPA and the grade you received in NUTR 251.

Roundup River Ranch – Seeking Nutrition Students for Dietary Specialists Positions

Roundup River Ranch, is a medical camp in Colorado.  Roundup River Ranch serves children with serious illnesses and their families through FREE recreational camp programs – summer camp, family camp, and camper reunions throughout the year.  Roundup River Ranch is accredited by the American Camp Association and a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, the largest network of medical camps in the world.

Many of our campers have multiple dietary needs.  We support campers with many diets including, but not limited to, FODMAP, diabetic, anaphylactic allergies, renal, intolerances, vegan, vegetarian.  Working at Roundup River Ranch is a wonderful experience for a student interested in becoming a registered dietician or nutritionist.  We have a paid position, Dietary Specialists, who works in our kitchen to support the chefs planning and preparing food for campers with special dietary needs.  This position requires attention to detail, ability to communicate clearly, and wiliness to work on a team.  Room and board are provided in addition to pay.

See the attached flyers for additional information:  msg_74124_SummerStaffPoster-Home- Dietary Specialist-2cp0xkr

and camp dates:  msg_74124_2019 Calendar Final V3-2n33c1m.

Sterling Nell Leija
Executive Camp Director

Roundup River Ranch

8333 Colorado River Road

Gypsum, CO 81637
p: 970.524.5719 / f: 888.524.2477

www.RoundupRiverRanch.org

Summer Nutrition Experience in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Area — Nutrition Aide position

Part-time Nutrition Aide Position is available this summer for students looking to gain experience in a nutrition-related area.  This is a great way to build your resume and/or Dietetic Internship application packet.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Nutrition Aide works part-time to provide nutrition education to youth engaged in Wilkes- Barre Family YMCA programs including Afterschool, Power Scholars Academy summer school, and Food and Fun at the Park summer program, as well as engaging families as requested.    The Nutrition Education Coordinator may also plan special events and Healthy Food Distributions (Free Pop-up Produce Stands, for example), as appropriate. Most work is seasonal, and will take place during summer months of June, July and August, with the possibility of additional work during other months as requested and available

See the Nutrition Aide Position Description for more information.

If you are interested in this position, send a resume to Clancy Harrison at clancy@clancyharrison.com

Teaching Assistants needed for fall 2019

Good Afternoon!

I am looking for teaching assistants for Nutrition 251 for the Fall 2019 semester. Serving as a TA is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level credit (NUTR 496) towards your major.

You must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA to become a TA. You will be expected to attend class, help grade assignments and hold review sessions before each exam.

I am looking for TAs for two sections of NUTR251:

  • Tuesday/Thursday 9:05-10:20
  • Tuesday/Thursday 10:35-11:50

If you are interested, please e-mail me at djw5083@psu.edu.

Thank you!

Dr. Ford

Paid Positions available at the Penn State Diet Assessment Center

The Penn State Diet Assessment Center (PSDAC) offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved in research.  Students gain valuable nutrition experience essential for a Dietetic Internship Program.  It is also an excellent opportunity for those who want to pursue an advanced degree in nutrition or other health related profession.
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We are looking to hire undergraduate students in April for a May start date.  Students would need to work at PSDAC throughout summer 2019 and commit to one full year of employment.  We start students at competitive wages who are nutrition majors in the Department of Nutritional Sciences or who are seeking a minor in nutrition as part of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management or Human Development and Family Studies degree.
The job is flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of students.  It requires an extensive training program that consists of learning about diet assessment methodology, interview techniques, nutrition research software, and the research studies conducted in the PSDAC.
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The job requirements are as follows:*   Must be a sophomore nutrition major, or junior not completing a summer field experience, or seeking a minor in nutrition
*   Must be willing to commit to 1 year of employment
*   Must be willing to work during the summer and winter/spring breaks
*   Must be willing to work evenings and some weekends
*   Must be willing to work several 3 to 4 hour shifts per week (~10-15 hours total)
For more information contact:
Kristen Cox, RDN, LDN
108D Chandlee
Office Phone: 814-863-5428
Email:  kah5216@psu.edu

Planning a Career in Medicine? Visit the Health Professions Advising Office

The Health Professions Advising Office offers group advising sessions for students interested in medical, dental, podiatry, and physician assistant programs.  Health Professions Advising is available to any Penn State student who wants to explore, prepare, and apply for training in a health profession career.

Health Professions Group Advising Sessions cover topics such as Med Prep, Medical Applicants, PA Prep, PA Applicants and more! Check out the Prehealth Advising website for times, dates and locations of sessions http://science.psu.edu/premed/advising  

You will also want to subscribe to The Penn State Science Health Professions Blog.  It is a valuable tool to learn about upcoming opportunities related to research, employment, volunteer opportunities, open houses, scholarships and more for students pursuing health care careers. Click here to subscribe to the Premedicine, Science, & Prehealth Newsletter.

The Pre-Health Advising Center has relocated to the East Wing of
Ritenour Building.

 

Need to Register for NUTR 358 – Nutrition Assessment – for Fall 2019?

If you are a nutrition major who has taken NUTR 251 and will be in the 5th semester or higher, you are eligible to schedule NUTR 358 – Nutrition Assessment.  There is currently a control on this course preventing students from scheduling through lionpath.  But, you can ask to be added to the class by emailing your name and student ID to nutr358@psu.edu

Please email ONLY from your psu email account and include your student ID number.

Summer Experiences at Stony Brook Heights Rooftop Farm

Stony Brook Heights Rooftop farm is offering experiences to work on their farm.  This is a great way to gain nutrition-related experience to build your resume.

Volunteers experience all aspects of urban agriculture and sustainable farming.  The onsite Stony Brook Heights Rooftop Farm is the location where volunteers become part of the agriculture experience and where growing, harvesting and delivering produce to the foodservice department, and ultimately to patients’ trays is the main goal. Volunteers will also assist in the summer kids farm-to-table cooking classes (held in July).

For information for who to contact with more information, see the flyer Stony Brook Farm Summer Volunteer flyer