Monday Speaker Series

meeting is this Monday at 7pm in MDH106
At Mondays meeting, Jennifer Vattimo will be speaking. She is an outpatient bariatric Registered Dietitian at St Francis Hospital and also a volunteer coordinator for the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
some other news:
– NTDT merch is out! Check your emails for all the information on getting a t-shirt and long sleeve
– Sadly, our milburn orchard trip has to be cancelled due to lack of participation ūüôĀ
See you all at Mondays meeting !!

Survey & Other Updates

Happy Friday!

Hope you’re all having a great day. Susan Varghese and Lauren Burkett, a previous NTDT club member for 4 years, have asked if I share this google form survey link with the club. The two partners have established a startup called Community Nutrition for Health that is focusing on people with diagnosed high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol (heart-related) conditions and how they are not given concrete direction beyond a medical script/prescription.¬† They are aware this is a problem geared towards a specific customer that may not be applicable to students, but this survey also applies towards people who know someone/multiple people with said conditions! It would be a great help if you guys could take 10 seconds from your day and help out.

here’s the link to the survey:

Other Updates:

We are going Apple Picking!

Where: Milburn Orchards, Elkon Maryland

When: October 20 at 1pm

This is a great opportunity to get to know each other more/meet new people! Google Doc sign up sheet has been sent on a previous email from Zoe Plastaras. Go sign up! ūüôā


Fall 2019 Speaker Series: Mike Mulvihill

Hey guys!

On Monday, September 23rd, we will have guest speaker Mike Mulvihill.

Where: McDowell Hall 106

When: 7pm

He is a graduate of University of Delaware’s DPD program and Dietetic Internship, and is a RDN for Crozer Keystone health systems. Recently, he has been working more on the business side of healthcare at Bayada physicians services.

More important discussions for Mondays meeting:

We will also be discussing exciting upcoming events like apple picking and dates of our volunteer opportunities like swipe out hunger and going to the food bank.

Dues will be collected! Please bring either $10 or $5 and a food can.

Thanks and we will see you Monday!

Fall 2019 Speaker Series: Irene Soucy

The Nutrition and Dietetics Club is excited to have Irene Soucy, MS, RD, CSG, LDN speak at tonight’s meeting.

Where: Willard 006
When: Monday, September 9th at 7:00 pm

A Pennsylvania native, Irene moved to Delaware in 1996 where she is currently President & CEO of Dietary Directions, Inc.

Irene is contracted by the State of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Services for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities to provide monitoring and technical oversight of the senior nutrition programs throughout Delaware. In addition, she is an instructor of nutrition at the University of Delaware and previously taught at Penn State University’s Abington Campus / Aria School of Nursing. She is employed by Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Delaware with the School Based Wellness Center at Cape Henlopen High School and the Dr. Dean Ornish Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Irene is an active member of the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, currently serving as President and has held previous positions as President-Elect, Delegate to the Academy’s House of Delegates, State Policy Representative and acting Public Policy Coordinator. Irene is a 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year from the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a 1993 recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year from the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association.

She received her BS in Nutrition from Penn State in 1986 and completed her Dietetic Internship in 1987 at York Hospital. She returned to Penn State, completing her master‚Äôs degree in 1995 with thesis: ‚ÄėNutritional Supplementation in Elderly Adults at Nutritional Risk: The Effect on Dietary Intake‚Äô and is currently a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Tonight’s NTDT Club Meeting

Tonight’s meeting will be the e-board members sharing their positions and experiences. We will also have a raffle for some extra National Nutrition Month prizes!

If you are interested in running you can email the position and short speech to the club presidents. The last day to apply to the club positions will be on May 5th by midnight.

Hope to see you at 7 pm in Willard 110!

Spring 2019 Speaker Series: Breanna Banks

At tonight’s club meeting we welcome Breanna Banks from the University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension.

Breanna is a UD graduate who works for the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension as the Healthy Living Program Coordinator for 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences SNAP-Ed specializing in nutrition.

Where: Willard 110
When: Monday, April 8th at 7 pm.


Spring 2019 Speaker Series: Caitlin Gee

Tonight’s Nutrition and Dietetics Club meeting we welcome Caitlin Gee, RDN, LDN is currently a menu planner for the Brandywine School District in Wilmington, DE. Her responsibilities include following USDA regulations to plan school menus, working with students who have food allergies, providing nutrition education to high school students as well as other duties assigned. She graduated from University of Delaware in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics, Minor in Psychology and Certificate of Business Essentials. She also completed her Dietetic Internship through UD.

Where: Willard 110
When Monday, March 4th at 7:00pm

Spring Food Bank Volunteer Dates

Please sign up for Food Bank volunteer dates on google document as well as Food Bank website.

Remember you receive two points for driving and volunteering!

Tuesday February 19th


Monday February 25th

9:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday February 27th

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Monday March 11th

1:00pm – 4:00pm

If you have any questions regarding the food bank sign ups and volunteering please email

Marissa Danosky at


Create a profile and register through our volunteer website:

After creating an account and signing into your profile, please follow the 3 steps listed below to join your group.

If you have already registered and added the join code skip to step 3

  1. Click your name on the top right hand corner of the home page, click “Enter join code” from the drop down menu
  2. Type UD006 in the join code box and click “Join
  3. Click the mini “Food Bank of Delawarelogo or the “Event” button to go to the home page then scroll down on the home page and – click the sign up button for designed volunteer date.