Category Archives: Conferences

FREE Virtual Nutrition & Dietetics Conference, Friday April 17

Due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, the DC Metro Area of Nutrition & Dietetics has decided to adjust the format of the Annual Meeting. This one-day conference will now be held virtually on Friday, April 17, 2020. Registration is FREE for students, and students who are interested in registering should email info@eatrightdc.org.

The theme this year is innovative food systems, inclusivity and progressive research in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Some speakers will also be presenting on food policy + intuitive eating.

PAND 2020 Scholarships – Deadline Extended to Jan. 20

The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation
Announces its 2020 scholarships!
New Deadline to Apply is January 20th
Nutrition students enrolled in a Didactic Program in Dietetics, Coordinated Program, Dietetic Internship, or graduate dietetics-related programs, who are student members of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher, are eligible for these scholarships.
Three letters of recommendation are needed.
One general scholarship ($1,000) and one ($1,000) diversity scholarship are available.
 
STUDENT STIPEND
A $100.00 stipend will be available to enable student members of the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to attend the Annual Meeting and Exhibition. March 27, 2020 in King of Prussia
For more information and to apply online please visit :

Emory Global Health Case Competition 2020 – Deadline Extended to Nov. 26!

Apologies for the late notice, but this is a great opportunity if you can submit the application by tomorrow. Six students from Penn State College of
Medicine, Dickinson Law, and University Park campuses will participate in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 14, 2020 in Atlanta. The top-ranking team will be awarded a cash prize.
Application here: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bQSRCur0tPcU83r
More info here: http://globalhealth.emory.edu/what/student_programs/student_funding_opportunities/case_competitions.html

If you have questions, please contact Julie Lentes at Penn State-Hershey, jlentes@phs.psu.edu or 717-531-1849.

One Health Workshop: Infectious Disease & Nutrition – Dec. 9 & 10

A great opportunity for Nutrition majors. You are welcome to attend individual sessions or even just the keynote address for each session. There are multiple breaks each day to allow you to come and go as needed. If you wish to attend, please e-mail me at dac293@psu.edu by Dec. 5 and let me know which sessions (or just keynotes) interest you. I will forward your names to the organizer on Dec. 6.

One Health Workshop:   Infectious Disease and Nutrition – Linking Ecology, Evolution, and Global Health

This workshop will focus on infectious disease interactions with nutrition in humans and relevant animal model systems. The program will feature talks from external guest speakers and faculty from the Center of Infectious Disease Dynamics and the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Food Science, and Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University.  We also encourage attendance by interested undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.

The goal of this two-day workshop is to synthesize knowledge of the interactions between nutrition and infectious disease ecology and outline a research agenda that employs this knowledge to better understand zoonotic spillover.  Research generated from this workshop should have the explicit goal of informing interventions that offer potential co-benefits for food, environmental, and global health security.

Contact Dr. Sagan Friant (sagan.friant@psu.edu) for more details.

Want to be a Student Conference Host for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics this Fall?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo will be held this October in Washington, DC. See below for an opportunity for students to save money on the attendance fee by applying to be a student host. Learn more and apply for this great volunteer opportunity at this link. Application deadline is Friday, August 17th.