Going Crazy for Garnishing

Mrs. Faulkner’s Meal Management class did some great work garnishing and here’s the proof:


Swallowing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

The speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and dietetics programs came together for a combined lecture and lab led by Dr. Towino Paramby, Dr. Veronica Rowe, and Dr. Nina Roofe. The lecture emphasized the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the healthcare setting. Topics covered included dysphagia, assistive devices used for eating, specific modified diets, scope of practice, and interprofessional collaboration.

We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We DO!!!!

The University of Central Arkansas Dietetic Internship was awarded the Dietetic Internship School Spirit Award at the 2016 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Boston on October 17 by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) President Lucille Beseler. Criteria include commitment to dietetics education, continuing professional development, and lifelong learning.
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Pictured left to right back row: Rachel Bilderback, Melissa Minnich, Dr. Nina Roofe, Ethan Baldridge, Taryn Hehl (renal preceptor), Donna Martin (AND President-Elect), Lucille Beseler (AND President), Helena Van, Laura Roback, Alexis Derks, Sarah Lawrence
Pictured left to right front row: Lauren Erickson, Anni Fuenmayor, Andre Guedez, Audrey Chandler, Taylor Sherrill

UCA’s Student Dietetic Association Goes on the Road

Students in UCA’s Student Dietetic Association delivered nutrition education to young students and their families in the Central Arkansas Area.

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And The Excellence in Design Silver Award Goes To….

Kaki Hockersmith, Interior Design student, and Adrienne Meachum, Adjunct Faculty in Interior Design received the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) South Central Chapter 2016 Excellence in Design Silver Award in the Kitchen Remodel Division. Congratulations Mrs. Meachum and Ms. Hockersmith!​

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Look What We Can Do

Advanced Interior Design students, led by Dr. Ann Bryan, presented proposals for redesigning classroom space in McAlister Hall. Each student created two sets of proposals: one if money were no object and another with a budget. Both were excellent!

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FACS Is Expecting……

…..to have lots of great applicants for our recently posted job positions.

Assistant Professor in Nutrition: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/2941

Assistant Professor in General FACS: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/2940

Clinical Instructor I in Interior Design: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/2930


Speaking Out for Family & Consumer Sciences

Remember to use #SayYestoFCS with your social media posts!

The social media campaign, “Making a Difference Through Family & Consumer Sciences,” highlights a different theme and strategies that can be carried out through family and consumer sciences education programs (school-based or community-based) each month, all focused on recognizing the importance of both family and consumer sciences educators and programs. We want to engage family and consumer sciences professionals, advocates, and ESPECIALLY program participants who will reach out to their respective social media networks–therefore reaching other prospective family and consumer sciences educators! For October:

  • Educators share about why they are a family and consumer sciences educator and the impact they make. Change profile photo to “Proud Educator” image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign. (http://www.aafcs.org/res/Educator_Recruitment/
  • University family and consumer sciences education majors share why they chose the major and change profile photo to “Future Educator” image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign. (http://www.aafcs.org/res/Educator_Recruitment
  • Program advocates who are not educators or planning to become an educator can use the “Say Yes to FCS” profile image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign. (http://www.aafcs.org/res/Educator_Recruitment/SayYestoFCSProfile.jpg)
  • Program participants share photos or videos illustrating what they’ve learned through family and consumer sciences programs/organizations…all possible because of a family and consumer sciences educator.

ArtsFest 2016 and Food Portraits

Dr. Landry and several of the dietetic interns hosted the Art of Food at UCA Downtown on Saturday October 1st. Visitors learned about MyPlate, played games, and then made a portrait of themselves using fruits and veggies.

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Putting Nutrition Focused Physical Exam To Work For You

On Friday September 30th, Dr. Roofe and two dietetic interns, Melissa Minnich and Taylor Sherrill demonstrated Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) skills to attendees at the Northwest Arkansas District of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics fall seminar. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, NFPE is a systematic head-to-toe examination of a patient’s physical appearance and function to help determine nutritional status by uncovering any signs of malnutrition, nutrient deficiencies, or nutrient toxicities. NFPE is one of the five domains of a nutrition assessment, along with diet history, medical history, BMI, and clinical data. Earlier this year Conway Regional Medical Center hosted the first NFPE workshop in the state where attendees had the opportunity to practice on real patients during rounds with Academy trainers in very small groups (6 participants and 1 trainer) and became prepared to return to their facility and train RDN colleagues.