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EMU DIETETICS & ALUMNI NEWS EMU DIETETICS CP 8th QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER ISSUE winter 2020.2021

The EMU Dietetics Program faculty worked hard to make pandemic-related adjustments as needed this past fall term, to support our students in both their lecture and experience-led courses. As we soon step into early 2021 we wish you all the joy of the familiar and an abundance of health.

Newsletter Content

Spotlight on Faculty

Spotlight on Alumni

Spotlight on Eagle Nutrition Services and EMU Dietetics Program Students

Donor's Corner

Spotlight on Preceptors and Employment Opportunities

We're proud of our program, faculty, students, and alumna and grateful for our connections. Take a moment to review some recent highlights and opportunities.

Spotlight on Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. John Carbone for the following shared publication: Gwin JA, Church DD, Hatch-McChesney A, Allen JT, Wilson MA, Varanoske AN, Carrigan CT, Murphy NE, Margolis LM, Carbone JW, Wolfe RR, Ferrando AA, Pasiakos SM. Essential amino acid-enriched whey enhances post-exercise whole-body protein balance during energy deficit more than iso-nitrogenous whey or a mixed-macronutrient meal: a randomized, crossover study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition [accepted 9Dec2020].

Spotlight on Alumni

This past term, the campus was quieter and most classes were held online but EMU Dietetics and Human Nutrition alumnus, Nick Pomante, MS RDN (EMU Dietetics Class of 2015) worked on developing new ways to engage students in this virtual environment. As the EMU Wellness Coordinator, Nick developed a new way to incentivize student engagement in health and wellness related activities using the Engage EMU app. Using the app, students can see events and programs happening in person and online. Students are able to earn points for engaging with the various programs, events and services and redeem these points within the app for prizes such as EMU swag or free tuition credits. Nick says “Using a point system not only incentivizes engagement but allows the University to place emphasis on programs that address prevalent needs within our student population.” Here's the link to the full article: https://today.emich.edu/story/story/11536

Nick recently also was awarded Outstanding New Professional Michigan 2020 from the National Association of Student Affairs Professional Organization. Congratulations, Nick!

Spotlight on Alumni

Our Student Dietetic Association (SDA) leaders, despite the pandemic, have been able to continue to arrange insightful and motivational speakers this academic year. We are grateful that Alisha Lorincz, RDN, EMU Dietetics Program alumna, agreed to speak virtually to the SDA on 10.16.2020.

Alisha graduated in 2014 and is currently a functional/thyroid nutrition RDN specialist . Now located in Roanoake, Virginia. her website is https://lishaloveslife.com/ and her Instagram account is Lisha_loveslife.

Alisha discussed using The Leveraged Practice, and provided insights about having dietitians as mentors. She gave our students valuable information about waivers and disclaimers for licensure, along with the creation of super-bills. Alisha attested to her use of an online platform to provide clients with classes, called teachable.com. She discussed how this platform is self-paced, and mentioned that through live question and answer sessions once a week she builds rapport with her audience. Overall, this was a rich presentation, with opportunity for virtual interaction and questions at its closure, by our Program students.

Spotlight on Eagle Nutrition Services and EMU Dietetics Program Students

With the need to create virtual content during the pandemic, Dietetics students became adept at creating video content. Under the direction of Darlene Bellers, MS, RDN and Ramona Bertrand, RDN, students recorded and edited numerous videos that you may view here: Eagle Nutrition Services YouTube ~ please check this out! By subscribing and liking the videos, you can help increase their visibility.

Two of our students were additionally able to be interviewed for EMU Echo podcasts this term. Check them out through these links: Eating for Immunity and Family Health History Day.

Overall, it's been a challenging term of learning technology and social media, on top of all the usual other skills. We're proud of all our CP students' efforts and completed work!

Donor's Corner

If you would like to specifically impact EMU Dietetics students with a small donation, please apply a gift to one of these funds: 01287 - Dietetics Expendable Scholarship Fund or 00231 - Food & Nutrition.

Also feel free to get in touch with Christa Reid, Director of Development, College of Education and College of Health & Human Services by email (christa.reid@emich.edu) or phone (734.487.0496).

Spotlight on Preceptors and Employment Opportunities

EMU Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP) is excited to be able to begin a relationship with the RDN-owned consultant company, Nutritious Lifestyles, Inc. (NLS). We are most appreciative that NLS is able to offer virtual and in-person preceptors, to provide experience hours for our CP students. Additionally, NLS has many job opportunities for graduates.

Job Opportunities Zoom Webinar

A Zoom webinar that informs eligible and aspiring RDNs and DTRNs about the opportunities and career growth is also available from Nutritious Lifestyles®. NLS can provide information about job opportunities for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) throughout the United States. NLS is currently hiring multiple full-and part-time RDNs throughout Texas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, along with traveling positions that offer in-depth training to new graduates and relocation assistance for anyone open to making a move. NLS additionally provides tutoring services for the RDN exam.

If you are interested in setting up a Zoom appointment to learn about these opportunities, contact Ms. Alexy Barker, Hiring Manager | Nutritious Lifestyles® at alexy.barker@nutritiouslifestyles.com.

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