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SAVE THE DATE: NDAS Alumni Brunch – Sunday, April 6, 2014
The annual Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Nittany Lion Inn. It is a great opportunity to network with other nutritional sciences alumni, become acquainted with nutritional sciences students and faculty members, and enjoy the University Park campus. A block of rooms for alumni and guests has been reserved at the Nittany Lion Inn. To reserve a room, please visit www.pshs.psu.edu or call 800-233-7505 and reference the number NUTD14A.
The program will include:
- 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Brunch and networking
- 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.: A department update provided by Dr. Gordon Jensen, head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and a NDAS awards presentation.
- 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: A special presentation from Michael R. Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine for the Food and Drug Administration. His topic is “Protecting Public Health in the Food Arena: FDA’s Agenda.” He will cover implementation of the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act, improvements in nutrition labeling, efforts to reduce sodium intakes, and challenges posed by caffeine and other food additives.
Prior to the brunch, the NDAS Board will host an alumni panel for nutrition students. The panel will focus on alumni career experiences and networking opportunities. Students will be invited to ask questions.
Formal invitations will be mailed to alumni in early 2014. For more information, contact Kristi Stoehr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-867-4312.
"Like" us on Facebook
We now have a Nutritional Sciences Alumni Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PennStateNutrition. "Like" us and stay connected with NDAS and the Nutritional Sciences department.
Mingle with fellow Penn State nutrition alumni at FNCE in Houston
The Department of Nutritional Sciences in sponsoring a reception for nutrition alumni and friends during the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. It will be held jointly with the Cornell Nutrition Department on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 335A in the Hilton Americas, Houston, Texas. We look forward to seeing you there!
Alumni in the classroom
Want to share your experiences and knowledge with current Penn State nutrition students? They want to hear what you have to say! We invite you to come back to campus and shed your wisdom with future NDAS members. E-mail Maureen Spill at email@example.com to volunteer to be an "Alumni in the Classroom".