The members of the nutrition club meet twice a month to plan events and get to know other students that are passionate about health. Every year we attend either the national or the local Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference, and table at Cornucopia, Food Day, and the Health and Wellness fair. Some of our previous events include a walk for raising diabetes awareness together with the ADA, volunteering at GROW Windhams Rice n’ Beans cook off, and helping build garden beds for the WAIM Community Garden in Willimatic. In addition to most of our annual events we host events for student on campus, such as a yogurt and smoothie bar at North Campus, and offereing homemade granola bars to students at the library. We also do some social activities as a group to get to know each other, such as apple picking and sharing with each other at the meetings any nutrition information, recipes or other health related topics.
If you are a Nutritional Sciences major interested in dietetics, this is a great club to join. Each semester we will be giving a presentation on the different routes you can take at UConn to become a dietitian, the classes that you need to take, how to prepare for the dietetic internship, and how to apply.
What does it take to be a member? Participate in at least 2 of the events, and pay $10 each semester in dues.
What do you get out of your membership? The ability to participate in all events for free, opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community, a boost in your resume, the potential for leadership, a free club T-shirt, and new friends!