FACS @ UCA Blog

We {heart} our RDN’s!

March is National Nutrition Month and March 8TH is RDN Day, and here at UCA we want to wish ALL RDs a Happy RDN Day, we appreciate all you do for the profession and for the nutrition/dietetics students.

Let’s put our Best Fork Forward! Check out what the UCA Dietetic Interns did to honor RDN’s on campus.  Happy RDN Day!

RDN Day 2017

Making It On the National Ballot!

Congratulations to AAFCS President and FACS education major, Joshua Edinger Lucero. Joshua’s name was placed on the AAFCS ballot for a national office. WAY TO GO JOSHUA!

Nominate Today and Save the Date!

Save the Date & Nominations

Cultivating Great Leaders

I learned that leadership is finding and promoting the strengths you see in others. #SayYestoFCS

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Nutrition Students Take It On the Road

Last week Mrs. Faulkner’s class presented at Southridge Village Assisted Living facility.  Four nutrition students gave a presentation and answered questions regarding “healthy snacks”, “low sodium options”, “healthier beverage choices” and “healthier sweet food options”.  Way to go Mrs. Faulkner and Nutrition students!

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Interns Educating on NFPE

The Dietetic Interns taught Nutrition Focused Physical Exam procedures to the Senior Seminar class  on 2/6/17. First, Audrey and Helena performed a demonstration of IMG_2395 (1)the entire NFPE. Then we split the class into six groups. We had six stations set up to thoroughly go over different sections of the NFPE. The stations included: protocol, readiness, head, torso, legs, and one other I can’t remember! Then we concluded with a case study with the whole class participating.  Everything went really well!

 

Skills taught in FACS secondary classes are among those most valued by employers

What type of leadership skills have you learned in you FACS classes?  A national survey cited that “Skills taught in FACS secondary classes are among those most valued by employers”

Scholarships are HERE! Apply Now!

Applications for the FACS Department Scholarships are now live. Applications are due March 1st. For all information, please visit http://uca.edu/facs/scholarships/

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FCS Day is this Saturday–will you be “Dining In”?

The 3rd Annual Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Day, “Dining In” for Healthy Families, is almost here!

If you’ve not heard of FCS Day, it is an opportunity to promote family and consumer sciences programs, tools, and professionals that support family mealtime.  We ask families to make and eat a healthy meal together on December 3rd. December 3rd was chosen to recognize AAFCS Founder Ellen Swallow Richards, first woman graduate of MIT, whose birthday was December 3rd.

To date, we have received more than 40,000 commitments to “Dining In”! But to grow our initiative and surpass last year’s 127,000+ commitments, we need you.

With FCS Day taking place this Saturday, Commit to “Dining In” on Dec. 3 at http://bit.ly/FCSday!

Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County Internship

The Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County is seeking six interns for the spring semester (Unpaid)
They need interns in the following areas:
  • Education
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Boys and Girls Club will accept:
  • All majors*
  • International students
  • No minimum GPA

*Background check required

If interested, send your resume to Phillip Moore at Phillip@bgcfaulkner.org