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RSO Panel at Admitted Students Day

Alyssa Frisby (L) represented the Student Dietetic Association Saturday at Admitted Students Day. Thanks Alyssa for showcasing our student led groups!

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Dietetic Interns Work on Food Preservation

Friday October 6th, Dietetic Interns worked with Julian Carpenter, a UCA alum and current cooperative extension agent in Independence county to make grape jelly!

Dietetic Intern Works with Campus Dietitian

Dietetic Intern Jordan Bellew spent the week working with our campus dietitian, Nathan Slinkard MS, RD, LD. While there, Jordan got to assist in counseling patients, spoke with campus athletes, and wrote this month’s Nutrition With Nathan newsletter! When asked about his time with the campus dietitian, Jordan said “this experience gave me confidence to use my nutrition education to help patients reach their goals.”

UCA is Wellness!

April 2nd, the UCA Dietetic Interns and Student Dietetic Association members hosted booths at the UCA Wellness Fair. The interns covered the importance of a balanced diet using the MyPlate model as well as discussing sodium and fat content of various foods. The SDA students held a sampling of herb flavored lemonades.

Science of Cheese

The Dietetic Interns hosted an event to educate undergraduate students preparing for a study abroad trip to Italy! During the event, students were able to make their own mozzarella cheese and learn the science of how wine, olive oil, and cheese are made. Buon Viaggio!

K-12 Lamar Wellness Fair

The Dietetic Interns had a busy day teaching the students of Lamar about the various components of a healthy meal at the Lamar Health Fair. Each booth at the fair provided fun facts about nutrition along with interactive learning activities. In addition, nearly 15 pounds of fresh veggies were served throughout the fair. Special thanks to K-12 Culinary Connection for including the interns in this unique experience.

Dietetic Interns Host Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Lessons for Undergraduate Students

February 15th, 2019, the UCA Dietetic Interns taught Senior Seminar students how to perform Nutrition Focused Physical Exams. Students learned how to take blood pressure, check for muscle wasting, and much more.

AAFCS is Turning 100 Years Old!

February 13th, 2019 marks UCA’s American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 100th birthday. AAFCS is a student organization that provides for and promotes the professional development of family & consumer sciences students. AAFCS was originally known as the Home Economics Club. The picture below includes some of UCA’s earliest members of the Home Economics club from 1919.

Join AAFCS members in McAlister Hall at 2 pm for cake in celebration of this event. We hope to see you there!

 

SDA Announces Selena Garcia as SDA Member of the Month!

 

Selena Garcia is a Senior Nutrition major about to complete her final year at UCA. She has been a SDA member for more than a year and comments that she “loves being apart of the SDA team.” She previously held the title of Secretary and is now acting as the Public Relations Officer. Outside of school, Selena works at Conway Regional Medical Center as a Clinical Diet Assistant. After graduation, she plans to get her Master of Science in Nutrition and pursue the UCA Dietetic Internship.

Hobbies: Hiking, doing peoples makeup, working out, and drinking coffee.

Congratulations Selena!