engagement

Nutrition Clinic at UD Health

Students can volunteer year-round in the Nutrition Clinic where they can shadow our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists during live medical nutrition therapy sessions. They can also get involved with entering patients’ food logs for nutrient analysis.

Additional activities include helping with preparation of nutrition education sessions and participation in local health fairs and cooking fairs/demonstrations to promote the clinic.

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Food and Nutrition Education Lab

Focused on educating and empowering the UD community through hands-on cooking classes, the Food and Nutrition Education Lab (FNEL) provides nutrition students with the opportunity to work as undergraduate teaching assistants in NTDT 367: Culinary Medicine, NTDT 201: Food Concepts and our BHAN 130 classes (Spice Kitchen, Cook It Healthy, Takeout Makeover, Cooking Around the World and Sustainability and Food).

Students may also gain experience writing for the FNEL website and promoting healthy eating through social media, as well as assisting with the development and delivery of free cooking programs for UD faculty, staff and students.

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NTDT Peer Mentors

As an upperclassman, gain experience mentoring freshmen and students new to the nutrition majors.  Peer mentors take a one credit independent study course and attend NTDT 103: Introduction to the Nutrition Professions, where they lead a group of about 10 students. Mentors grow in leadership and relationship building skills as they help other nutrition students acclimate to the majors.

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Registered Student Organizations

Our faculty serve as advisors to several health-related RSOs that are very active on campus and in the community. In addition to the Nutrition and Dietetics Club, Food and Culinary Club, and Nutrition and Disabilities Club, UD students can choose from over 400 student-led registered organizations.

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Study Abroad

America’s first study abroad program was launched at the University of Delaware in 1923 and UD continues to be a national leader, with one-third of students studying abroad.

The underlying theme of the travel study programs led by our faculty is understanding and building cultural sensitivity in our students. Our department typically offers study abroad programs over both Winter and Summer Sessions, consisting of 6-credits of BHAN or NTDT coursework, depending on the field of study. Our faculty have led programs all over the world, such as Hawaii, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan.

UD students are eligible for over 100 study abroad programs annually, including microsemesters, internships, exchanges and the World Scholar program.

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Summer Scholars and Fellows Program

Undergraduate students work with faculty on research projects and service opportunities as part of the UD Summer Scholars Program. Students conduct in-depth research or creative work with University faculty full-time for ten weeks in the summer and receive a stipend of $4000.

Students working with BHAN faculty have delivered brain training cognitive programs at local senior centers, implemented a USDA workshop in conjunction with a physical activity and nutrition, and conducted research on Entertainment Education in the media.  

Learn more link: https://research.udel.edu/2018/08/08/ud-summer-scholars-program/

 

Get Up and Do Something (GUADS)

Get Up and Do Something is a campaign sponsored by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health under the direction of Dr. Michael Peterson. Graduate students seeking their MS in Health Promotion are involved in managing the Get Up and Do Something website. The campaign is partnered with several organizations, which are listed on the Partners page. In accordance with the mission and goals set forth by the Delaware Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active Living, the campaign aims to increase regular physical activity and improve the nutritional health of Delawareans.  For information please contact:  info.guads@gmail.com

Learn more link: https://www.guads.org/