Category Archives: Dietetics

Big10+ institutions offer Virtual Career Fair – April 14

Students seeking a full-time, internship, or co-op position will have the chance to virtually network with organizations during the Hire Big10+ Virtual Career Fair on April 14. See full story here: https://news.psu.edu/story/613575/2020/03/30/academics/hire-big10-institutions-offer-virtual-career-fair-students-april

MPS Experiential Track Deadline Extended to April 15th, 2020 (RDN pathway)

The Dept. of Nutritional Sciences Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences Experiential Track is a competency-based Future Graduate program for students seeking the RDN credential and a master’s degree. 

 We are looking to add 15 qualified students to our 2nd class of the Experiential Track (starting Summer 2020); we will continue accepting applications on a rolling basis through April 15th.

 Program Details:

  • ACEND-accredited Future Graduate Program
  • 24-month long program; RDN exam eligible upon graduation
  • 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 threesemesters 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)
  • Program begins in the summer semester—May 18th, 2020—with online coursework only for this semester.
  • SEL’s start in the fall of year 1 through end of summer year 2, online coursework ONLY for the last 2 semesters of the program (fall and spring year 2)
  • Verification Statement not required to apply 

 Application Requirements: Students will apply through the Penn State Graduate School online application system only (not DICAS). 

  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Official Transcripts from Bachelor’s degree as well as transcripts from any other institutions where courses were taken towards the bachelor’s degree
  • NO GRE required
  • Documentation of 500 hours of volunteer and/or work experience of which 300 hours must be nutrition/dietetics related
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 3 professional references

Application Timeline:

  • Deadline is April 15th, 2020 to Penn State Graduate School (program is not using DICAS or D&D)

Questions? Please contact Shawnee Kelly at smc28@psu.edu

 

Health Professional/Dietetics Volunteer Opportunity – March 27

Mallory Joseph, the Experiential Marketing Coordinator for the American Dairy Association Northeast (ADANE), is looking for an on-site volunteer to help at our upcoming Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners Education Conference in State College!

  • Date: March 27th, 2020
  • Location: Penn Stater Conference Center
  • Time On-Site: Approx. 4:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Duties: Volunteers will be helping Mallory Joseph and a coworker run the ADANE table at the conference. They will help with set up, answering dairy-related questions, handing out giveaways, tear down, and other needed on-site logistics.

WHY VOLUNTEER:

  • Working at a Health Professional Event is a great chance for eager individuals to gain experience in event management, communications, and of course nutrition education!
  • It is also a great chance to team up with your local dairy association (we proudly represent over 10,000 dairy farm families in the northeast)!

If you are interested, e-mail Mallory Joseph at mjoseph@milk4u.org.

 

Dietetic Interns Needed for Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC)

KDKC is seeking nutrition students to volunteer as dietetic interns for our June 20-26, 2020 camp. As a dietetic intern, we ask that the nutrition students have a desire to learn more about how individuals live with type 1 diabetes, a willingness be a self-starter, work as a team member, and be excited to work with children and adolescents in a camp environment.

Dietetic Interns will be responsible for determining the carbohydrate count of meals and snacks prior to the start date of camp (with the help of our nutrition department administration); helping the campers to count their carbohydrates during the meal/snack times; creating a nutrition education lesson for the age group they are assigned to, and help during the day at various camp-related activities.

KDKC is a camp where children with type 1 diabetes between the ages of  7 and 16 years old can come to have fun, meet other kids with type1 diabetes and experience camp life. Our camp will be held at the Camp Victory facility, located in Millville, Pennsylvania. Throughout the week campers work closely with counselors, clinicians and dietetic interns to learn more about their diabetes and diabetes management in a casual, non-clinical environment while they participate in all the activities Camp Victory has to offer.

To apply, or if you have any questions, please contact Brittany Knick at  nutritionatkdkc@gmail.com.

Summer Job @ Camp Hamwi in central Ohio

Central Ohio Diabetes Association, an agency of LifeCare Alliance, is now accepting applications for jobs at Camp Hamwi 2020, a residential summer camp for children who have diabetes.  This unique summer job opportunity will give dietetic/nutrition students a chance to work in a variety of settings relevant to their education.

Each year a multidisciplinary team operates Camp Hamwi.  The team includes registered dietitians, dietetic students, nurses, social workers, physicians, medical students, counselors,  program directors, and camp director. Your students will benefit from working as part of this specialized healthcare team whether they are undergrads, graduate students, or recent graduates.

Interested students should 1) complete an online application and 2) gather three completed reference forms with reference letters.  The link to the online application process and reference forms can be found on the Central Ohio Diabetes Association website:   http://www.diabetesohio.org. You can also go directly to app.campdoc.com/register/diabetesohio.  The deadline for submission of online application is 5 pm, Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Click on link below for additional details.
Camp Hamwi Summer App 2020

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 www.campbrynmawr.com 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 https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/healthy-living/volunteer-experiences-health-and-wellness/healthworks.

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

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

Linda K. Crandall, the founder of Crandall Corporate Dietitians (consultingrd.com), 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.

TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST:

  • 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

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Provide answers to the application questions online at https://www.consultingrd.com/scholarships/
  • Upload a resume and Unofficial Transcript
  • SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION BY: April 1, 2020
  • 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.

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.
Application: http://bit.ly/STCSIapply20
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: https://tinyurl.com/raccoaf