Author Archives: Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly

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” and send it to me at  I will add you to the course once I confirm you meet the other requirements to enroll in this class.

Thanks, Dr. Coleman-Kelly

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.


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

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

Graduating Seniors — Job opportunity at WIC in Franklin County, PA

The Franklin County PA WIC program has a full-time opening for a WIC Nutritionist.

Job requirements:

  • B.S. degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, or Nutrition Science
  • Must be willing to travel, as needed
  • Will perform direct client services including eligibility screening, risk assessment, individual education in a clinic setting
  • Basic computer skills are required
  • Positive attitude required for this team
  • Spanish-speaking is a plus

See the flyer link below for additional details for how to apply for this position. WIC Franklin County Job announcement

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


University of Delaware has funded assistantships for Masters and PhD degrees

The University of Delaware Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MSHN) has several funded assistantships (tuition waiver and stipend) available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Interested applicants can visit to learn more about our program and application requirements. Applicants should visit to apply to the University of Delaware.

Additional information about our MSHN and PhD programs in Nutrition is below.

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University of Delaware PhD Description

Looking for nutrition-related experience this summer? Camp Pocono Trails is looking to hire Nutrition students this summer

Please note that we will accept this experience for the NUTR 495 Field Experience hours — Dr. CK
Camp Pocono Trails is a children’s weight loss camp located in the Poconos in PA (approx 90 miles from New York City and Philadelphia). During their stay at camp our campers learn all about healthy eating and exercise from our professional, certified staff so they can continue to live a healthy lifestyle once they return home.
We are looking for energetic, motivated nutrition majors who would like the opportunity to work first hand under and with our onsite Registered Dietician Nutritionists in implementing our nutrition program at camp. We can offer your students paid internship opportunities as well as life experience in working with our campers on a day to day basis and helping them to achieve their weight loss goals.
Some of their experiences will include:
  • Assisting with nutrition classes
  • Assisting with healthy cooking classes
  • Assisting with weight loss counseling
  • Helping to manage the food line at camp
  • Weigh ins and measurements of our campers
  • Experience dealing with different food allergies and diets
See the job description below for additional details for the requirements for this position.

Job Title
Summer Camp Dietitian/Nutritionist Assistants
Camp Pocono Trails
Reeders – Poconos, Pennsylvania 18352
Job Description and Requirements
Dietitian/ Nutrition students needed for childrens weight loss summer camp from 6/09/19 – 8/14/19. (Minimum 6 week requirement)
Responsible for helping to implement the nutrition program working under and with our Registered Dietician Nutritionists assisting with the nutrition and cooking classes at camp as well as helping to manage the food line. Will also allow you experience dealing with different food allergies and diets. Internship opportunities available. This experience will look great on your resume as well. Camp is located in the Poconos, PA. Room, board and salary included. Work with overweight kids, teens and young adults age 7-25 at our established 25 year program. Ability to become involved in a program that can change lives and one where you will have a great impact on others all while having a fun time at summer camp.
For more information you can check out our website at or call us for more details at 800-365-0556. Resumes can be emailed to
If you are interested please fill out our online staff application at and we will contact you to begin out interview process.
Tony Sparber
Camp Pocono Trails

Community Nutrition Graduate Student Research Assistantship opportunity — Starts January 2019

Community Nutrition Graduate Student Research Assistantship

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science at Utah State University is looking to hire a Ph.D., MS, or MPH student with a focus in community nutrition. This student would be employed for two years through a USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program grant, titled Connecting low-income/at-risk and ethnic/minority populations to Utah direct market farmers and farmers markets. Year two is contingent upon satisfactory job performance in year one. Further funding for additional years of study may be available through other jobs or teaching assistantships.

Start Date: January 2019


  • $15,000/year for a 12-month appointment
  • Full graduate tuition ($14,000+ value for in-state, the student would be responsible for any class/student fees)
  • Subsidized health insurance

Primary job duties:

  • Conducting a needs assessment to guide the design of a statewide marketing and outreach campaign targeted to low-income/at-risk and ethnic minority populations across the state regarding where to find farmers markets/direct market farmers that accept SNAP.
  • Writing a best-practices guide for marketing to the lower-income consumer and at risk and ethnic minority populations
  • Developing evaluation procedures and tools
  • Collecting data in person, online, and over the telephone
  • Analyzing data
  • Developing reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, public health, or a related field.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting a community needs assessment.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting quantitative survey research.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting qualitative data collection and/or analysis.
  • Drivers license and insurance.

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 20 hours per week (in addition to time needed for your academics, including your thesis, dissertation, or final project).

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter (please include:
    • Information about how you meet the minimum requirements
    • Information about how you meet the preferred qualifications (if you do, don’t worry if you don’t meet all or any of these)
    • Information about any relevant previous job or academic experience (see Primary job duties above, and don’t worry if you don’t have previous experience, you will be trained and work as part of a team).
    • Why you want to get a graduate degree
    • Why you are interested in Community Nutrition
    • What you want to do when you are done with your degree
  • Resume/CV
  • Names and contact information of 3 references
  • Writing sample

Please email Dr. Mateja Savoie Roskos ( and Carrie Durward ( with the required documentation or if you have any questions about this position.

More information is available at

Vegan Club Seminar by Dr. Michael Greger

The Penn State Vegan Club has invited Dr. Michael Grefer to speak to their club on the benefits of eating a plant-based diet.

See this flyer for more details.