Category Archives: Dietetics

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

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

Awesome Experience working with Children with Diabetes – Dr. Barclay’s Camp

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitian volunteers, preferably in their junior or senior year, for the week of Saturday, July 13th – Saturday, July 20th.  The camp is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA). Student dietitians work with an interdisciplinary medical team while assisting campers with carbohydrate selections during meal time, passing AM. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, participating in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with the medical team, and creating and presenting an educational game on nutrition and diabetes. Volunteers will stay at camp in “Mirto Lodge” for the entire week. Room and board are provided free of charge.

A former student shared the following:

“I would recommend this experience to any student because it provided a thorough understanding of diabetes, beyond what is learned in the classroom. I am more confident with carbohydrate counting and diet exchanges, and I have been able to discuss this experience in job interviews and personal statements for the DI.

If you are a junior, it is definitely possible to complete the summer field experience and field experience proposal. I was able to request time off from my preceptor.  This experience helped me gain a better understanding of how to work as part of a team including physician assistants, medical residents, dietitians and food service staff. I loved helping at the camp because the medical staff was incredibly supportive and wanted us to have a hands-on experience as well as free time to participate in the camp activities like paddle boarding, horseback riding, and zip lining.”

To help us select students that would best be suited for this opportunity, please provide the following by April 15th via email or regular mail.

  1. A copy of your resume.
  2. A statement explaining why this experience would be valuable to you or how you are suited for it.
  3. A copy of your “advising transcript”.

Email to Darlene at darprz@live.com and Renee at rslabic@aol.com, or send by regular mail:

Renee Slabic, RD, LDN

9570 Tileyard Rd.

Waterford, PA 16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by May 15th.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at darprz@live.com with any questions. Applicants may also contact the former student volunteers with questions about their experience:  Penn State students who volunteered last summer were Heather Fortsch, Claire Pomorski and Prin Kulwatno.

Heather: hxf158@psu.edu

Claire: cpomo137@gmail.com

Prin:  psk5106@psu.edu

Kandle Dining Services – Now Hiring Nutrition Majors for Diet Coordinator positions at Summer Camps – Multiple locations in US

Kandle Dining Services provides food service for camps and conference centers.

In the past few years we have developed a program for Dietetic students to work with Kandle during the summer season.  Students that work with us will gain valuable hands on experience and knowledge with the numerous diets of summer camp.  The students work under the supervision of a registered dietitian and will have the opportunity to learn skills such as safe food handling, common food allergens, food production and time management.

We have had great success hiring Dietetic students, they have been an asset to our company and helped provide an outstanding service to our campers with diet restrictions and/or allergies.  Please visit the kandle_dietaryflyer 2018-1c2720rr for additional information.

Student Engagement Funds available for Summer Experiences-March 15 Deadline

The Student Engagement Network is now accepting grant applications for summer 2019! Apply now.

Through a competitive application process, awards are given to undergraduate students from across Penn State’s campuses, including World Campus. Grant recipients may use funding to cover the costs of living (i.e. housing, food, transportation), supplies and materials for events and presentations, and other costs related to an engagement experience.

Engagement experiences cover a wide variety of learning and growth opportunities, including research, internships, co-ops, study abroad, study away, service learning, artistic creation and performance, participation in student and professional clubs and organizations, peer mentoring, and philanthropic service, among others.
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 15.
Additional details about the grant program, including eligibility, requirements, and information about how to prepare a competitive application, can be found at engage.psu.edu/students/grants.
For the most recent news and announcements regarding Student Engagement Network opportunities, follow @EngagePennState on Twitter. For general ​questions or concerns, please email engage@psu.edu or call (814) 863-5995.

Reminder: Virtual Open House Feb. 20th 4-5pm! Nutritional Sciences Future Education Model Graduate Program (RDN Pathway)

Penn State Department of Nutritional Sciences received final ACEND-accreditation of our Future Education Model (FEM) Graduate Program. The newly accredited program is the Experiential Track of the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program, which is a graduate degree program of the Department of Nutritional Sciences offered via Penn State’s World Campus. Applications are now being accepted for the Experiential Track that begins summer 2019 (May 13, 2019). Applications due by March 1st!

Attend the Virtual Open House!

To learn more, consider attending our Virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, 4:00-5:00pm ET. The Virtual Open House will be conducted via video conferencing. If you plan to attend, please complete this RSVP survey by Monday, February 18th. You will receive additional details one day prior to the open house regarding how to virtually connect.

Volunteers needed for Dr. Barclays’ Camp for Children with Diabetes

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes


Penn State students who volunteered last summer were Heather Fortsch, Claire Pomorski and Prin Kulwatno.

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitian volunteers, preferably in their junior or senior year, for the week of Saturday, July 13th – Saturday, July 20th.  The camp is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA). Student dietitians work with an interdisciplinary medical team while assisting campers with carbohydrate selections during meal time, passing AM. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, participating in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with the medical team, and creating and presenting an educational game on nutrition and diabetes. Volunteers will stay at camp in “Mirto Lodge” for the entire week. Room and board are provided free of charge.

A former student shared the following:

“I would recommend this experience to any student because it provided a thorough understanding of diabetes, beyond what is learned in the classroom. I am more confident with carbohydrate counting and diet exchanges, and I have been able to discuss this experience in job interviews and personal statements for the DI.

If you are a junior, it is definitely possible to complete the summer field experience and field experience proposal. I was able to request time off from my preceptor.  This experience helped me gain a better understanding of how to work as part of a team including physician assistants, medical residents, dietitians and food service staff. I loved helping at the camp because the medical staff was incredibly supportive and wanted us to have a hands-on experience as well as free time to participate in the camp activities like paddle boarding, horseback riding, and zip lining.”

To help us select students that would best be suited for this opportunity, please provide the following by April 15th via email or regular mail.

  1. A copy of your resume.
  2. A statement explaining why this experience would be valuable to you or how you are suited for it.
  3. A copy of your “advising transcript”.

Email to Darlene at darprz@live.com and Renee at rslabic@aol.com, or send by regular mail:

Renee Slabic, RD, LDN

9570 Tileyard Rd.

Waterford, PA 16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by May 15th.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at darprz@live.com with any questions. Applicants may also contact the former student volunteers with questions about their experience:

Heather: hxf158@psu.edu

Claire: cpomo137@gmail.com

Prin:  psk5106@psu.edu