Author Archives: Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly

Dietetics option students – Student Member Board of Director Position


This opportunity to serve as a Student Member Board of Director is an excellent way to get involved in a professional organization and to build your resume.  The information below has more details. — Dr Coleman-Kelly

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Student Member Board of Director Position. This volunteer position is an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience and skills in donor relations, fundraising and awarding grants. The nutrition and dietetics student member is elected by the Foundation Board and serves a two-year term.

The online application is available within the Foundation’s application portal. Applications should be submitted by the priority deadline of 11:59 pm (Central Time) on Monday, March 30, 2020. The final deadline to apply is April 10, 2020.

Any questions may be directed to Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at

We look forward to receiving your application!

Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN

Foundation Program Coordinator

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone: (312) 899-4768


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!


FNCE Conference 2019 — request for undergraduates who plan to attend but are not in the NUTR 497 class


Since FNCE is in Philadelphia this year, I wanted to check to see if there are any students who are planning to attend FNCE but are not enrolled in NUTR 497 this fall. The reason I am asking is I am entering a contest for the program that is bringing the largest number of students from the program to FNCE.  If we win, we get to meet the President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  I think this would be a great opportunity.

If you are planning to go, please e-mail me at no later than September 29, 2019. 

Thanks! Dr. Coleman-Kelly

Gain experience and make money at Mount Nittany Medical Center

Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College has four Kitchen Worker positions that they are looking to fill.  This is a wage payroll position that offers a flexible schedule with hours available to work during the day, night, or weekends (typically < 16 hrs per week).  They prefer students who have at least 2 years before graduating from Penn State to apply.

This is a great position for those of you looking to enhance your application for Dietetic Internships or other Dietetic Supervised Practice Programs while making money.  We have had several students work at Mount Nittany in these positions and they all were accepted into Dietetic Internships.  After working in this position for a period of time, many of our students were promoted to the Diet Aide position.  As a Dietary Aide, they were able to do their 300 hour summer field experience with Mount Nittany.

For more information and to apply for the job,  go to:

Then click on Service Tab to find the Kitchen Work 1 job posting information.

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