Monthly Archives: February 2020

Want to attend FNCE 2020? Sign up for NUTR 497: Professional Development in Nutrition

Last year the Nutritional Sciences students who attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food, Nutrition, Conference and Exposition (FNCE) had a great time and learned a lot about the new trends in Nutrition.

Dr. Coleman-Kelly is offering the course again in Fall 2020 to take 24 students to Indianapolis, IN October 17-20, 2020.  Students can use NUTR 497 toward their 400-level support course credits.

The class will be held Monday nights from 5 pm to 8 pm.  The course prepares students for the 5-day conference.  The students in last year’s class said it was a critical part of helping them navigate the largest Food and Nutrition Conference in the world.  To register in Lionpath, in the “Location” box, select Conferences and Institutes, then Nutrition and you’ll see the course listed.

Students will be responsible for their own travel to and from Indianapolis.  Dr. Coleman-Kelly will hold an information session after Spring break to share more about the conference, the course, and travel options to and from FNCE.  Stay tuned for more information!


Summer Job: Cooking Director At Girls Camp!

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.

Credentials: Bachelors in nutrition, culinary arts, or education preferred but not required
Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply as well!
Leadership/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.

Interested in Health Promotion? Check out HealthWorks!

HealthWorks, a peer health education outreach program in the Health Promotion and Wellness Department of Penn State, is currently recruiting student volunteers to become Peer Health Educators for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply and those who are accepted will receive training through a 3-credit course offered in the Fall 2020 semester through the Department of Biobehavioral Health. This course is designed to train students to become peer health educators who provide services and/or programs on health issues, health promotion theories and strategies for helping college students improve their health.

HealthWorks peer educators work to address college health issues at Penn State, including stress, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and sexual health. Students have two different opportunities for promoting health among their peers:

1. One-on-one wellness services for students in which trained peer educators meet individually with students to provide free wellness services. The service topics include stress and time management, physical activity, nutrition, sleep, sexual health and healthy relationships.

2. Outreach and health promotion through workshops and initiatives.  In this option, trained 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 and/or Instagram, hosting Eating Disorder Awareness and Love Your Body week, creating healthy cooking videos, conducting minority health outreach tables, facilitating workshops on different health topics and providing HIV test counseling.

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

Students can learn more about HealthWorks and apply online at

If you have any additional questions about this, please contact the Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness Department via e-mail at or by phone at (814) 863-0461.

College of HHD News & Events

  • Friday, Feb. 14: Deadline to Apply for the Women’s Leadership Initiative 2020-21 Class:
  • Feb. 19, 7 pm @ 355 HHD Bldg: HHD Student Council Meeting
  • Feb. 26, 11 am – 3 pm @ Pegula Ice Arena: Impact Fair – for any student seeking employment, internship, or research opportunities in fields that makes a difference:

Feb 15th Deadline! Apply to the MPS in Nutritional Sciences Experiential Track (RDN pathway)

Finalizing applications for post-graduate DI/Grad School programs? Consider applying to the Dept. of Nutritional Sciences  Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program 

The MPS program offers an Experiential Track which is a uniquely designed pathway for students seeking the RDN credential. We are looking to add 15 new students to our 2nd class of the Experiential Track (starting Summer 2020)!

Program Details:

  • MPS in Nutritional Sciences Graduate Degree with Experiential Track (RDN Pathway) 
  • ACEND-accredited Future Graduate Program 
  • Core MPS curriculum with emphasis in leadership and advanced practice with capstone project 
  • 39 credits in total (33 credits online + 6 credits in residence)
  • Online didactic coursework integrated with three semesters of in-residence supervised experiential learning (SEL) in food service management, clinical nutrition and community nutrition  
  • Two geographic locations for SEL: University Park, PA or Harrisburg/Hershey, PA. (indicate preference upon application)
  • 24-month long program; RDN exam eligible upon graduation 
  • Verification Statement not required to apply  
  • NO GRE’s required 

Application Timeline:

  • Application deadline is February 15th, 2020 to Penn State Graduate School (program is not using DICAS or D&D)
  • Interview offers will be extended by February 28th, 2020
  • Decision letters will be provided by March 23rd, 2020
  • Applicants will have until 9:00am ET on April 7th, 2020 to accept/decline the offer

Questions? Please contact Shawnee Kelly at


Linda K. Crandall Nutrition Scholarship – Application Due April 1, 2020

Linda K. Crandall, the founder of Crandall Corporate Dietitians (, is passionate about working as a Registered Dietitian. For over 50 years, she has relished the challenge of creating world-class systems, meeting new people, building up others who have worked for her and with her, and being an entrepreneur. Her professional happiness comes from working with the best dietitians in the industry.

In honor of her dedication to the RD profession, we are pleased to announce the Linda K. Crandall scholarship program for 2020. Each year, Crandall Corporate Dietitians awards up to 15 scholarships, for $500 each, to students pursuing either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nutrition, or a closely related field, with the eventual goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.

Applicants must meet our eligibility requirements, complete the following application online, and submit a current resume and a copy of your unofficial transcript. Applications must be submitted online by April 1, 2020. Late or incomplete entries or entries submitted via mail or email will not be accepted. Notification of awards will be made by May 15, 2020.


  • Be a current student in Nutrition or a closely related field at an accredited university or college
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be working toward a BS or MS in Nutrition
  • Have a goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian
  • Be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student next Fall


  • Provide answers to the application questions online at
  • Upload a resume and Unofficial Transcript
  • Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted

Notification of Award will be by May 15, 2020.

First preference is given to current Crandall employees/subcontractors, or their children, after which, the remaining scholarships are open to any student at an accredited U.S. college or university. Last year we received 150 applications. Fourteen Linda K. Scholarship were awarded.

Study Smarter, Not Harder – Workshop Dates, Spring 2020

How can you better study so you don’t waste time and effort? This workshop presents research-based evidence that metacognition (awareness of how you learn and the predictable effects of the related choices you make) can help you improve your academic performance in college-level courses.
Monday, 3/2/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Tuesday, 3/3/20 1:30pm – 3pm Boucke 220A
Thursday, 3/5/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Wednesday, 3/18/20 2:30pm – 4pm Boucke 220A
Wednesday, 3/18/20 4:30pm – 6pm Boucke 220A
Thursday, 3/19/20 10am – 11:30am Boucke 220A
Sign up here:

Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute

Application Deadline: March 1
The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development will host the 2020 Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and several Penn State units, is open to undergraduate students with
a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science across
the country.
More info: STCSI-2020_Final

UHS Clinic Intern Program: Applications Due March 8

The Penn State Clinic Intern Program provides undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare an opportunity to interact professionally with patients and medical staff in the Clinical Services department.

As an intern, students conduct patient intake exams and assist clinical staff. Volunteering gives students a first-hand understanding of the dynamics of the health care system and enhances communication skills with patients and members of the health care team. Interns earn 4-6 credits over two semesters for participating in the Clinic Intern Program. Program interns earn about 100 patient contact hours over the two semesters and may return to volunteer for additional semesters if they choose.
More info and application here: