Friday, October 19, 2012

AU Dietetics Program Attends FNCE in Philly

Ashland University’s Dietetics Program was well represented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AND) National Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, PA. Ten dietetics students, including Dr. David Vanata the Dietetics Program Director, traveled and attended this national conference, including, front row from left, Rebecca Hof, Autumn Sweet, Ivana Petrovic, Natalie Hritz, back row from left, Kayley Thomas, Heather Bumbalough, Jessica Jurcak, Carly Steed, Krista Youngpeter, Korynn Kelly, and Dr. Vanata. This was the first dietetics group from Ashland University to attend this annual conference which generally attracts around 10,000 registered dietitians and other nutrition professionals. Student involvement in professional conferences is an expectation among the dietetics major which can provide opportunities for networking with peers, attending educational sessions, and meeting with Dietetic Internship directors from other institutions around the country. Senior dietetics students will be completing their research projects this year and plan on submitting their proposals for consideration to present at the next Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference to be held in Houston, Texas.

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