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TAs needed for NUTR 100 Spring 2020

You can earn 400-level supporting course credit for serving as a TA (Teaching Assistant) for any nutrition course. Being a TA can also be a valuable learning experience for undergraduates and one that you can definitely include on your resume. By assisting with the grading of assignments, students will also get a better understanding of their chosen field and the nutritional value of foods. Additionally, helping run a course may broaden your perspective for those thinking about teaching as a career option, whether it be in the classroom or within a clinical setting.

NUTR 100Nutrition Applications for a Healthy Lifestyle (3 cr. GHW) is a newly-revised introductory nutrition course for students who are not majoring in HHD. Both sections needing TAs meet in Thomas 101. Course meeting times this spring are:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05-4:20 a.m. (Sect 002)
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:35-4:25 p.m. (Sect 003)

Students who commit to being a NUTR 100 TA will be required to:

  • Attend course lectures and assist with in-class activities for large groups of students (requires 3 hours per week)
  • Grade 4-5 outside-of-class assignments (requires an additional 5-6 hours per assignment)

Student TAs must have completed NUTR 251 with a grade of B+ or better to TA for NUTR 100. If interested, please contact Dr. Adams ( with a statement as to why you would like to be a TA.

TA’s Needed for Spring 2020 sections of NUTR 100 and NUTR 251

Upper-level nutrition students who are interested in being a teaching assistant (TA) are needed for NUTR 100 and NUTR 251 this spring. This is a great way to review basic nutrition information while building new skills and earning one 400-level supporting course credit (NUTR 496) towards your major.

To become a TA, you must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and have earned a B+ or better in NUTR 251. You will be expected to attend class meetings and help grade assignments. The sections needing TAs are:

NUTR 100 – Tu/Thu 3:05 – 4:20 p.m.  OR  M/W/F 3:35-4:25 p.m. – contact Cindy Adams at cca

NUTR 251 – MWF 9:05-9:55 a.m. – contact Cindy Adams at

NUTR 251 –  MWF 2:30 – 3:20 p.m. – contact Jennifer Fleming at

NUTR 251 – MWF 9:05- 9:55 p.m. – contact Jennifer Meengs @ jas 138

If interested, please contact the instructors directly for more information.

Paid Summer Opportunity for NUTR majors

Job Title: Summer Camp Dietitian/Nutritionist Assistants
Company: Camp Pocono Trails
Reeders, PA 18352

Job Description and Requirements
Dietitian/ Nutrition students needed for children’s weight loss summer camp from 6/14/20 – 8/19/20. (Minimum 6 week requirement)

Responsible for helping to implement the nutrition program working under and with our Registered Dietician Nutritionists assisting with the nutrition and cooking classes at camp as well as helping to manage the food line. Will also allow you to experience dealing with different food allergies and diets. Internship opportunities available. This experience will look great on your resume as well. Camp is located in the Poconos, PA. Room, board, and salary included. Work with overweight kids, teens and young adults age 7-25 at our established 25-year program. Ability to become involved in a program that can change lives and one where you will have a great impact on others all while having a fun time at summer camp.

In addition you will be working as a general camp counselor living in a cabin with the campers and helping them with day to day challenges as well as mentoring and educating the campers in the cabins.

Apply at:
Contact: Tony Sparber
Camp Pocono Trails


Info from Academic Adviser

  • Dates and deadlines:  These dates are for the “regular session.”  For “dynamic dated” courses (i.e. – lab sections) visit
    • Late drop deadline:  November 15, 11:59 pm (Eastern)
    • Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes):  November 24 to November 30
    • Withdrawal deadline:  December 13, 5:00 pm (Eastern)
    • Classes end:  December 13
    • Final Exams:  December 16-20
    • Commencement:  December 21
  • If you intend to graduate this semester and did not yet file your intent to graduate in LionPATH, please contact your academic adviser ASAP!
  • Bioethics & Medical Humanities minor information night – November 11, 5 pm, 133 Sparks.  This is an opportunity to learn about PSU’s Intercollege Bioethics Program, the BMH minor, and the Undergraduate Bioethics Student organization.  There will be door prizes – bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Lion’s Pantry.  For more information, contact
  • Spring 2020 course – SC 201 (Medical Professions – 1 credit).  Prerequisite: Third-semester standing or higher. If you are interested in medical, dental, or PA school, this course will help you assess your progress toward becoming a strong candidate. Guest speakers will also give overviews of current issues in healthcare such as medical ethics, disparities in access and outcomes in healthcare, the role of public health, and the importance of teamwork among healthcare providers.
  • The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will be holding an open house in Pittsburgh (Oakland) this Friday, 11/8.  For more information please visit

Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor Info Night!

Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor Info Night
Monday Nov. 11, 5:00 pm @ 133 Sparks
Come out and learn about:
-Penn State’s Intercollegiate Bioethics Program
-The Bioethics & Medical Humanities Minor
-The Undergraduate Bioethics Student Organization
Requested Donation: Bring a Non-Perishable food item
Questions? Contact:

Study Smarter, Not Harder! (and finish the semester strong)

Study Smarter, Not Harder!
Interactive Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-7 pm
254 HHD Bldg.
You’ll learn strategies that will help you finish the semester strong:
-how to create good learning habits
-effective strategies for processing information
-how to break down course material into manageable concepts
-the most important factors in successful learning
Study Smarter Not Harder November Flyer

Guest Speaker on Friday, Nov. 15 – Dr. Scott Goldman, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Nutritional Sciences students interested in supporting patients before and after major organ surgery may want to hear from Dr. Scott Goldman, PSU alum and Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Lankenau Heart Group near Philadephia. A First Year Seminar class is hosting him as a guest speaker, and the instructor has opened this session to all PSU students pursuing health careers. He will speak on Friday, Nov. 15, 9:05-9:55 am in 104 Thomas.  Goldman_Flyer_FA19

Nursing Career Fair – November 4, 2019

Nursing Career Fair
November 4, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
HUB-Robeson Center | Alumni Hall

Students with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State have typically completed several of the prerequisites for accelerated/2nd degree BSN programs and for many MSN-“Entry into Nursing” Programs. If you want to find out more about the various options for careers in nursing, attend the fair listed above. To see the programs that will be represented click here.

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

Join the Student Nutrition Association (SNA) & Start Networking!

The Student Nutrition Association (SNA) will be holding its first meeting of the new academic year this Thursday, September 12th @ 7 p.m. in 10 Henderson Building. Meet other students majoring in nutrition and the new officers while you help plan for fun-packed Fall activities.

Professional Headshots will be available for $5….so be sure to wear a professional-looking top. The resulting photo will be very handy for creating professional social media sites.