Obesity Lecture with Fulbright Scholar Dan Fenyvesi
FAN Club members watched a documentary on obesity in Nicaragua followed by guest lecturer Dan Fenyvesi!
FAN Club First Meeting
We kicked our first meeting off with a fundraiser at Jason's deli! It was a great time to bond to get to know one another better. In the upcoming meetings, we will have an hour of peer mentoring before the meetings begin!
First Look Fair and AGNR Fall Bash
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the First Look Fair and everyone who stopped by our table! We had a great turn out and provided nutrition trivia as well as promotion for Get Fruved at UMD! Get Fruved stands for Fruit and Vegetable Education but has expanded into nutrition, physical activity, and mental health wellness activities on campus.
FAN Club also welcomed the new semester with the AGNR Fall Bash in the Animal Science Courtyard. We enjoyed talking to the faculty of the college and Dean Beyrouty as well as enjoying the cook out hosted by the lovely men of Alpha Gama Rho!
AGNR Student Council Banquet
FAN Club's newest executive board attended the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Student Council Banquet last night! We shared appetizers and dinner with Dean Beyrouty and then Emma Slattery, club President, gave our annual club update on our accomplishments and progress of the year. We are very excited for what the next year will bring and cannot wait for fall semester to come!
Senior Dietetic Internship Meeting
Our senior dietetic meeting went off great! A HUGE thank you to our seniors: Gwyneth Bradshaw, Yasmine Unal, and Allie Hosmer for presenting for us!
After a short introduction presentation on the different types of Dietetic Internship programs and a general overview of the application process, the three seniors of Maryland Dietetics spoke on different aspects of their personal journey through dietetics including their work and volunteer experience, their application process and programs, and their career goals.
For more questions on Dietetic Internships for information on the presentation please reach out to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Nutrition Month Professional Development 28th March 2017
Thank you to all who attended and celebrated National Nutrition Month with us! At our March meeting we had Dietitians Kathleen Pellechia and Andrea Troutner come to speak to us about their work and dietetics journeys.
Kathleen is the current professor of NFSC491: Issues and Problems in Dietetics. She works in Nutrition Informatics and the organization of, and distribution of information resources. She was able to talk to us about that particular area of the field and give more detail about what she does, and the importance of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership. If you have any questions for her or want more information on what she talked about on Tuesday, she can be contacted at email@example.com.
Andrea works as the Diabetes Education Coordinator of Providence Hospital in DC. She is a certified Diabetes Educator and spoke on the pathway to gain the certification. She often takes on student interns or students to shadow her and her work for a day! She is a Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics State Policy Representative Volunteer and spoke about the State Legislative Interactive Workshop- which several Maryland students, alumni, and interns attended- as well as the growing importance of public policy work in the field of Dietetics. If you have any questions for her or want more information on what she talked about on Tuesday, she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart Healthy Meeting 20th of February 2017
Meeting recap For our first meeting of this semester, topic of discussion was heart health. Students brought their favorite heart healthy recipe and incorporated aphrodisiacs into the recipe as well. Our discussion focused on aphrodisiacs and the effectiveness of them as well as the implications of heart health. Erin then led a meditation session to minimize the stress levels of club members since stress can be a contributor to heart disease.
If you have feedback on how meeting went on Monday, hit us up on comment section of our website.
Volunteer work at College Park Food Pantry and Cooking Matters 15th of November 2014
Thank you volunteers for coming out to support cooking matters! Cooking Matters provides grocery store tours to low-income families. At the College Park Food Pantry, Volunteers interacted with low income families to introduce them to Cooking Matters and recruit interested families for future tours. At the tours, families learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.
6th of November 2014-Third Meeting
Thanks for joining us for another informative and nutritious meeting. We were joined by Jane who is a dietitian at the University health center. She shared with us her journey in path to become a dietitian and also shared with us some words of wisdom for future dietitians.If you have any questions or would like to hear more about anything she addressed on Thursday, you can e-mail her at email@example.com. Here is a recap in picture format.
Dare2Share4Diabetes: Here's an announcement our Cooking Matters officer, Margo, posted on our Facebook page: Hey Everyone! In honor of November being National Diabetes Awareness Month, there is an awesome initiative that has started called Dare to Share for Diabetes! Dare to Share something about yourself that others wouldn't know just by looking at you, nominate 5 friends and challenge them to Dare to Share or donate to Camp Possibilities, a camp for kids with Juvenile Diabetes who don't always get the chance to go to camp because of their special medical needs! Diabetes is a disease that can't be seen on the outside, but affects people's every day lives. #dare2share4diabetes. Donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/daretoshare Like the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/dare2sharefordiabetes
22nd of October 2014- Volunteering at Food and Friends
Thanks volunteers for volunteering to pack food at Food and Friends. Food and Friends is an institution dedicated to meet the changing nutritional needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses in the Washington, DC metropolitan community.
9th of October 2014-Second Meeting
Meeting recap For our second meeting of this semester, topic of discussion was fad diets. Students joined us to share their views related to the topic at hand. The discussion mainly focused on the nutritional implication of fad diets and their effect on society including college community. We also watched a video concerning dietary supplements and followed it with discussion of the contents of the video. Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0wKeokWUU. The video contains comedic take of John Oliver on Dietary supplement regulation and grilling of Dr. OZ on his use of flowery language to talk about latest diet pills.
If you have feedback on how meeting went on Thursday, hit us up on comment section of our website.
Jason’s Deli Fundraiser on October 27th between 5 to 10 pm. We’ll be organizing a group to walk over together, and members can RSVP here: http://www.groupraise.com/events/4571. We need 19 more members to RSVP to reach our attendance goal. Tell your friends and try to take part in enjoying great food and supporting our club.
Our next meeting is on November 6. The meeting features a guest speaker as well as potluck event. Bring 2 cans of food to donate to the campus pantry as entry. For more information visit calendar section of our website.
23rd of September 2014-First Meeting
Here is quick recap of the meeting Instagram: MyPlate Monday! Lot of people love instagraming their food, but our instagram account will provide a platform for you to share it! Anytime you make an awesome and nutritionally balanced plate, post it and tag us! It may sound cheesy, but it’s a great way to spread your ideas to people who are just as excited about nutrition as you! (If you’re unfamiliar with My Plate, here it is! http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ )
Community Service *For anyone who was unable to make the meeting but is interested in volunteering with our community partners, email the officers below!
Cooking Matters: We provide grocery store tours to low-income families. It’s a great way to give back and effectively teach people how to shop on a budget. Volunteering requires a 1-hour online training course, which will provide you with all the information and materials to run a successful tour! E-mail Margo Roth and firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Friends: FAN usually sends groups of 4-6 to the Food and Friends site in DC. Service includes packaging food for those with illness such as cancer and HIV. It’s a wonderful cause, and a great way to meet new people! We’ll coordinate a trip about once a month, and it’s a great way for people from any nutritional background to give back to the community. All the officers agree that it’s a phenomenal experience! E-mail Young No at email@example.com.
Campus pantry: The campus pantry is new to campus, and will be stationed in Cole Field House. This pantry serves any affiliates of the university by providing emergency food assistance. We may need some volunteers to help stock the pantry, and we always need people to run food drives to collect nutritious food to donate! For more information, email Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any ideas? Want to give us some feedback? Have any questions? E-mail Sarah Goff at email@example.com. We’re trying a lot of new things this year, so we would love to hear from you! Future meeting dates and what we are going to be doing on those dates is posted on the calender.