Category Archives: Dietetics

College of HHD Mentoring Program – Apply by Oct. 21

If you are a Nutrition major who will have junior standing as of Spring 2020 (or senior standing but plan to graduate May 2021 or later), we encourage you to apply for the College of HHD Mentoring Program (hhd.psu.edu/be-a-mentee). The HHD Mentoring Program can connect you with practicing professionals in your field of interest including the health professions (RDN’s, physicians, physician assistants, nurses), research, health education, public health and policy, and health and wellness. You can ask mentors about their day-to-day work, their education and preparation, work-life balance, and any other topic related to their field. Students who have participated in the program have found it very helpful and rewarding. The deadline for applying is Oct. 21.

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Online MPS in Nutritional Sciences Informational Webinar Oct 1, 12-1pm ET

If you are interested in Penn State’s Master of Professional Studies in Nutritional Sciences graduate program offered online through the Department of Nutritional Sciences & Penn State World Campus, this webinar will provide you with an opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have, and also hear what the program is like.

Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 12-1pm ET. You can register for the webinar to learn about:

  • The program curriculum
  • The new Future Graduate Model Program (RDN pathway)–the Experiential Track
  • What to expect as a student in the online program
  • Important requirements for applying to the program
  • The application process and recommendations for next steps

There will be plenty of time at the end of the webinar to ask your own questions, too. So, make plans to join us! Register here.

Check out this short video on our Vision for the Program! This program is a great if you want to:

  • Become an RDN (RDN examination eligible upon graduation from MPS Experiential Track
  • Enhance your preparation for entry into a dietetic internship at a later time
  • Prepare for the workforce by gaining the skills employers are seeking
  • Build your skill set while working in the field (full or part-time)
  • This program is appropriate for students in nutritional sciences, allied health professions, health-related majors (HHD), science or agricultural majors (i.e. Food Science).

Additional Questions, please contact:

Shawnee Kelly, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

MPS Coordinator &

Assistant Teaching Professor

smc28@psu.edu

PART-TIME RD ADMIN SUPPORT ASSISTANT – 3 positions available

Culinary Support Services is looking to hire a small corp of students to help update the ingredient information in their database, FoodPro. There are 3 part time Registered Dietitian’s Administrative Support Assistant positions now posted:

https://psu.jobs/job/90682

This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain nutrition related experience for your resume!

For more information or questions please contact: Katy Petrosky, MS, RDN, LDN: email: ksb190@psu.edu

Health & Wellness Coalition – Applications Due Sept. 27

Student Affairs’ Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) is searching for students to participate in a new Health & Wellness Coalition for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline to apply is September 27th. Penn State students from all majors and minors are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of the Health & Wellness Coalition is to examine student health data and identify goals and strategies to improve the health and wellness of Penn State students.

As a member of the Health & Wellness Coalition, you will participate in several planning sessions/retreats, assist in campaigns across campus, assess data, and identify strategies. Students will work alongside health promotion staff. Being a member of the coalition is a great opportunity to contribute to creating a healthy campus culture, especially in helping reduce the impact of dangerous drinking.

If selected to be on this coalition, you must be able to commit to at least the fall and spring semester. Requirements include attending 3-4 monthly planning sessions in fall semester and 1-hour monthly meetings in spring semester.  Dates and times of all planning sessions and meetings will be determined based on student availability.

To apply, fill out the Health & Wellness Coalition form at  https://tinyurl.com/y3kotx5k or on the Student Affairs website by September 27th. If you have questions, stop by 001P Intramural (IM) Building, call 814-863-0461, or e-mail Linda LaSalle at lal5@psu.edu.

The Health and Wellness Coalition is funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Become an Ambassador for Healthy Penn State!

Apply by Friday, Sept. 6 at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/healthypsu.
Healthy Penn State Ambassador

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: https://www.mountnittany.org/careers/with-mount-nittany-medical-center

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

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

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