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FT Nutritionist Needed – Franklin County WIC

Recent Dietetic/Nutrition Graduates:
Full-time Opportunity in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program serving Franklin County.

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or Nutritional Science.
  • Benefits, Health, Holidays, Vacation
  • Must be willing to travel when needed.
  • Will perform direct client services, eligibility screening, risk assessment, individual education in a clinic setting.
  • Keyboard/computer skills required.
  • Must enjoy a busy, fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Positive attitude required for this team.
  • Spanish-speaking abilities a plus

Send resumes to: WIC Director, 153 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA, 17325
or fax 717-334-1971 or email at
No phone calls please. EOE.

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.

CBCF is Recruiting the Next Generation of Leaders!

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is currently recruiting interns for the 2019 summer Congressional Internship. From May to July, CBCF interns work in Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member offices and learn first-hand how to develop legislative and public policy initiatives. Don’t miss your chance to add your voice to the national dialogue on issues of importance. If you have the desire to work in politics or are merely interested in the policy-making process, apply today!

•    U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S. through May 2020
•    Active full-time enrollment in college or recent graduation from a college within twelve (12) months of internship application
•    Completion of at least 30 credits towards an undergraduate degree
•    Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
•    Demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and the policy-making process

Passionate about the Nutrition Program?

The Nutrition Department needs students to meet with high school seniors who have been accepted to Penn State and expressed an interest in majoring in Nutrition. These seniors love hearing the student perspective on Penn State. The College of Health and Human Development is offering a total of seven Accepted Student Programs (ASP) and we still need students for the three listed below. If you can help, you would be paired with a Nutrition faculty member to discuss our major at one of the following programs:

Monday, February 11th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. – in HHD 108
Faculty Member: Lynn Parker Klees

Friday, March 29th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. – location TBD
Faculty Member: Catharine Ross

Friday, April 26th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. – location TBD
Faculty Member: Brenda Eissenstat

Please contact Cindy Adams ( if you are interested in inspiring incoming students. Thank you!



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!

Student Funding and Engagement Opportunities!

Check out these opportunities recently announced by the College of Health and Human Development:

  • The College of Health and Human Development will be offering Summer Research Funds for undergraduates to complete research under the direction of a faculty mentor for summer 2019. Funds may be used for student expenses and project costs. Students interested in requesting this funding can fill out the form at or submit all materials via mail/email to Heather Zimmerman, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 344 Health and Human Development Building, or emailed to Please note faculty supervisor requirements below. Students must be enrolled in a College of HHD major or be a premajor HHD student. Deadline is January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019 regarding funding decisions.
  • The Student Engagement Network Grant Program is accepting applications for Spring 2019! The SEN will be awarding grants of up to $3,000 to support student engagement experiences. Examples include financial support for unpaid internships or research opportunities, living expenses, travel costs, and conference fees. Grant funding can also be used to compensate a student working fewer hours in order to be involved in a student club or organization on campus. The application can be found at If you have questions about the grant program or how to apply, visit us in 102 HUB-Robeson Center, email, or call us at our new number, (814) 863-5995.
  • Undergraduate students are now able to apply for the 2019 Erickson Discovery Grants, with applications due in January instead of February. Each year dozens of undergraduate students from all campuses are selected to receive a $3,500 grant in support of student engagement in original research, scholarship and creative work under the supervision of a faculty member. This year applications will be open from Oct. 15 through Jan. 21, 2019. Those interested in applying can do so here.
  • The application for Lion Ambassadors is now open for current Sophomores and Juniors, and they would love to have a strong representation of College of Health and Human Development students in our new class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to reach out directly to Nick Pazuchanics at The application is due December 8 and is found at:

TAs Needed for NUTR 100

Upper-level nutrition students who are interested in being a teaching assistant (TA) are needed for Nutrition 100 this spring. This 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 each class meeting, help grade assignments and hold review sessions before each exam. TAs are needed for all sections of NUTR 100 this spring:

  • Brenda Eissenstat’s section meets Tuesdays from 9:05-10:20.
  • Elizabeth Adam’s section will meet on Tuesdays from 12:05-1:20 p.m.
  • Cindy Adams’s section will meet on both Tuesday and Thursday from 9:05 – 10:20 until the end of February (dynamic section)

If you are interested, please contact the instructors directly for more information.  Mrs. Eissenstat can be contacted at  Elizabeth can be contacted at, and Cindy can be contacted at

Having Trouble Registering for NUTR 456?

This course is offered through Conferences and Institutes, so you need to specify that under location. You can find this course by simply searching for it in LionPath without specifying the campus, as shown below:

If you have any further difficulty scheduling, please contact Scott Barbara in the Nutrition Office at 814-863-0806.

Paid Internship Opportunity

The Student Farm is still looking for applicants for the 2019 paid field internship. Nutrition majors in this internship can learn how community farming can improve nutrition knowledge and help create sustainable, healthy lifestyles. Students should apply as soon as possible since interviews are beginning next week.
The 2019 Student Farm paid intern positions are now open for the fourth growing season! We have several openings to join our team of field interns. Interns will work as a team to manage field production, market our produce, host events on the farm, and work with community partners on food security and food waste initiatives. No prior farm experience is required–just a desire to learn and contribute to the team! Work hours are flexible. For more information:
To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references on Interviews will begin mid-October and continue through the fall semester.