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!

First Coffee & Correlations Meeting!

Hi Everyone, the first Coffee & Correlations meeting will be Wednesday, September 26th at 9:00 AM (tomorrow morning)! Come out to discuss important topics in nutrition and get some experience critically analyzing new research studies. If you are interested, please contact Kelsey Coulter so she can send you the two articles that will be discussed this week.

Topic this week: vegetarian diets for weight loss

Location: Carpenter Sports Building, conference room near Gym 2

NTDT Club at the Sanford School Health Fair

by Anna Trevouledes

On the morning of November 8th a group of students from the Nutrition and Dietetics Club (including myself) made their way to The Sanford School in Hockessin, DE to help out with a health fair. The fair was held for children in kindergarten through grade 8 and was aimed at teaching kids about healthy food options and physical activity.

(l-r): Meghan Bohny, Beverly Iheanacho, Joe Katz, Tristan Bostock

(l-r): Rachel Cohen, Anna Trevouledes, Fiona Carbone, Meghan Bohny










Rachel Cohen explains “Eat the Rainbow” to students.


There were countless tables set up, all consisting of bright displays with health and nutrition information. The kids were very interactive and showed enthusiasm for learning about each display. The NTDT Club table and display focused on fruits and vegetables; we had cute fruit puppets, a rainbow diagram of fruit and veggie facts, as well as bananas, apples and tangerines for kids to take with them.


Beverly Iheanacho and Joe Katz play a trivia game with students.


We wanted our displays to not only teach kids about nutrition, but also to make healthy foods fun – we even had a trivia game where the kids could use their knowledge of nutrition to win prizes!

It is so important that kids learn about nutrition and health in a positive way – they take the behaviors and skills they learn in childhood and use them throughout their lives. We are glad we could positively impact the Sanford School and are excited to continue spreading the word about nutrition!

Ready for a new semester of fun!

Welcome to NTDT Club! We have a lot in store for you this academic year, and we can’t wait to get started! This fall we will have guest speakers that currently work in the field of nutrition, tons of volunteer events, and other programs to help you become more involved on and around campus. Our main goal this year is to help you meet other students with similar interests while gaining important nutrition-related knowledge and volunteer experience.

We want all members to have a positive experience within our club, so if there is anything we can do to help you, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Cheers to a great year!

Your co-presidents,

Alanna and Meghan