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Nutrition Alumni Career Discussion Panel
Sponsored by the Nutrition and Dietetic Alumni Society.
Announcing an opportunity for Undergraduate and Graduate Nutrition Students to discuss the career experiences of four alumni.
April 14, 2013
10:00 -11:00 a.m.
The Nittany Lion Inn
Penn State, University Park campus
Regan Lucas Bailey, Ph.D., RD
Nutritional Epidemiologist, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Alexandria Blatt Hast, Ph.D., RD
Nutrition Analyst, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, New Jersey
John P. Koser, BS
Consultant, Charter Schools, Esperenza and Aspira of Pennsylvania, and former Director of Nutritional Services, Lower Merior School District and Wissahickon School District, Pennsylvania
Megan Mignot, RD, LDN, IBCLC, CLC
Lactation Consultant and Co-Owner, Nature to Nurture, State College, Pennsylvania
- Nutrition Students are Encouraged to Attend
- Panelists will take questions and discuss comments from the audience
The annual Nutrition Alumni Brunch follows the Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m. in the Assembly Room, Nittany Lion Inn
Make plans to come to Penn State for a Nutrition Alumni Weekend
Saturday April 13 - Sunday April 14, 2013
Saturday April 13th: 1:30-4:00pm - “Iron Chef” Competition
This year the annual NDAS brunch will be held on the same weekend as the “Iron Chef” Competition. The Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State is organizing the 5th annual "Iron Chef" competition to help raise money for the State College Area Food Bank. This event will take place on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 from 1:30-4:00. The competition will be held in the Henderson Building.
The event is a cooking competition similar to the TV program Iron Chef. Up to twelve teams will be competing for the title of “Iron Chef PSU”! Shortly before the day of the competition, the secret ingredient will be revealed to the teams, giving each team a chance to practice. The secret ingredient, along with staple ingredients (i.e. flour, sugar, salt, etc.) will be provided to teams, but teams will be responsible for bringing the rest of their ingredients. Each team can decide how many dishes they would like to prepare. Prizes will be given for best dish and largest donation.
In order to compete, the team must raise at least $100, all of which is donated to the Food Bank. Over the last three years, we have been able to raise over $9,000 for the Food Bank. The Food Bank, in turn, has been able to use this money to purchase over $27,000 worth of food and supplies.
Alumni are welcome to compete in the competition. Each team must have 3 competitors. Each team must raise a minimum donation of $100 for the Food Bank by the day of the competition. Email email@example.com to register and for a complete list of rules and regulations. During the competition, spectators can watch a live video feed, enjoy refreshments, and participate in a raffle in the nearby Hintz Family Student Center in Henderson Building.
If you are unable to participate but would still like to be involved, we also raffle off various items to raise additional funds for the Food Bank. Monetary donations are also welcome and will be given directly to the Food Bank. If you are interested in contributing items to our raffle or making a donation, please send it to:
110 Chandlee Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Pictures of last year’s competition can be viewed at: picasaweb.google.com/108897201975459051207/2012IronChef
Sunday April 14th,11:00 a.m.
Alumni Brunch at the Nittany Lion Inn
On Sunday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn. This year an Alumni Panel will be held prior to the Brunch to give graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to hear from several of our prestigious alumni.
This year we are excited to be expanding our program to feature a keynote talk from Dr. Barbara Rolls, professor of nutritional sciences and Helen A. Guthrie Chair in Nutritional Sciences. She will speak to us on “Feeling Full on Fewer Calories." Dr. Rolls is the author of The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, a weight-management plan that is based on the science of satiety.She will explain the latest research on how the density of calories in foods affects how much you eat, and will show you how to make food choices that will fill you up while cutting calories. Learn how to use these proven techniques to develop a healthy eating pattern that will ensure optimal nutrition while managing body weight. We will also be receiving an update from the Department Head, Dr. Gordon Jensen.
Penn State Reception at Experimental Biology 2013
Add the Penn State Reception to your Experimental Biology 2013 Itinerary!
This year the Penn State Nutritional Sciences Department will be having a joint reception with Cornell University at Experimental Biology in Boston, MA on Saturday, April 20th from 5:00-6:00pm. The reception will be held in the Alcott Room of the Westin Boston Waterfront.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Alumni in the Classroom
NDAS Board Member Maureen Spill (’00, ’11) recently went back to University Park to participate in our Alumni in the Classroom Program. Below is a note from Maureen on her experience:
Thank you NDAS and Dr. Kordas for the opportunity to connect with nutrition students through the “Alumni in the Classroom” lectures! During a stopover at Penn State, I visited Dr. Kordas’ Community Nutrition class and shared some of my career experiences. Specifically, I talked about my role in nutrition policy and current projects that I’m involved with. The students were very interested and attentive. Many approached me afterwards and some sent emails requesting more information about a career in nutrition policy.
This experience was rewarding to me and valuable to the students. If you are going to be in the Happy Valley area, I strongly suggest you contact NDAS (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brenda Eissenstat (email@example.com) to schedule an “Alumni in the Classroom” lecture for yourself.