On April 12th Mrs. Schichtl's Community Nutrition visited the Conway Urban Farm which is located behind the Faulkner County Library. They helped plant and water the garden and could even take a vegetable plant home with them! They learned about local food systems, ways to use fruits and vegetables in healthy cooking, and ways to season foods with herbs instead of other less healthy options of flavor. They worked hard and based on the reflections received, learned a lot!
It's AMAZING what our students can do with so little. Check out Mrs. Luong's class projects. Some students created pieces with assistance of FACS 1370 and 3361 instructors. Pictured projects include:
--dog bed using old quilts, t-shirts, and comforters
--plastic bag holder from recycled materials (and recycle bags)
--quilt from grandmothers leftover fabric
--t-shirt quilt using old t-shirts and recycled buttons and fabric
--curtillow--pillow using old curtains
--child's dress using dad's old denim shirt
For those of you who didn’t get into internship, are going to be doing grad school, or just wanted some time off between your bachelor’s and your next step in life, the full-time Cooking Matters position may be for you! I personally volunteered with them during undergrad and worked with them again during dietetic internship. It is, to this day, the most rewarding and fun volunteering experience I’ve ever had. This position, however, would be paid!
Samantha Stadter (a UCA nutrition alumnus who graduated last May) has held the full-time position for the past year and has absolutely LOVED it. It also most certainly strengthened her resume for when she applied to (and got in!) her dietetic internship.
There is also a great summer program for both grads and undergrads looking to get some experience under their belt, and this position deals more with No Kid Hungry partners and working on childhood hunger programs. It’s summer long and full-time, going from May 31st through August 1st.
Cooking Matters Position (Full-time, 12-month position): https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=53913&fromSearch=true
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