Today I went to Nevada Bound to recruit high schoolers to come to UNR and to consider majoring in Dietetics. I worked to provided information to prospective students who were looking at the College of Health Science, who may not have known that the Nutrition program was in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. I showed them that if they were interested in Human Health, Human Nutrition was a great subject for their study. I encouraged prospective students that Nutrition is very beneficial knowledge for life and very applicable in the outside world, and that there are many different careers you can pursue with the degree. We had one girl, Katlyn, who was particularly interested and she followed us down to see a Nutrition presentation and hear more about the nutritional college path from us and Karon Felten.
I traveled to campus to talk to prospective students about majoring in nutrition and my experience doing so.
I went to campus to talk to prospective students about majoring in nutrition and how it has benefited me.
I walked around my apartment complex that is majority student housing and put On Common Ground's promotional flyers in the apartment doors. I paired both a flyer for the casting calls, to be a part of the Fundraiser to fight food insecurity, and also the flyer of the time, date, and location of the actual fashion show event. Then I also went to the main office and got permission and put a stack of both flyers on their main desk for passerbys to look at and take. People are constantly at this desk for apartment questions and also all mail package pickup.
We went as a club to participate in Nevada Field Day. We had an educational table health and nutritional information, healthy recipes, with fruit and fruit-flavored water, and a colorful spinning wheel with nutritional quiz questions. We talked to many children and families about aspects of nutrition and encouraged adolescents to consider studying nutrition in school. We were pleased to find some children had gained nutrition knowledge from their elementary school classes. Others had no idea about basic topics. It shined light on a need in our community. I was there from set-up until breakdown.
I volunteered with SNA at Washoe County Health District's Family Field Day. We were in a low-income, high-risk community and we passed out nutrition information and recipes. We had our colorful nutrition quiz spinning wheel and a lot of locals participated in trying to answer questions. We helped give out healthy meatless tacos to open their eyes to food options with less saturated fat than they were used to, and to show them that meatless meals can still taste good.
We tabled for Get Your Health On on campus and passed out nutrition education materials and recipes. We gave nutrition t-shirts away for answering 2 of out 3 nutrition questions right from our educational spinning wheel.