UW-Green Bay Dietetics programs (undergraduate and internship) were well-represented at the recent Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in Stevens Point. Jessica Davidson, a current dietetic intern and UW-Green Bay Human Biology graduate, was recognized as Dietetic Intern of the Year. Caitlin Baker, a Human Biology major with a Nutrition Science emphasis, was recognized as Student of the Year; and Denise Halbach, a Human Biology major with a Nutrition Science emphasis, was awarded the Bernice Mateika Scholarship.
Additionally, the students in attendance conceptualized and facilitated a plan to reduce food waste during the conference. Led by Dietetics Club Co-President Denise Halbach, students worked with the conference food service management staff and conference attendees to save more than 50 lunch meals that had been pre-plated but were untouched and not consumed by attendees. The students assisted in the boxing and labeling of these meals, as well as coordinated their delivery to the Salvation Army in Stevens Point.
In total, 12 UW-Green Bay dietetic interns and 15 UW-Green Bay undergraduate nutrition students were in attendance at the conference. Dietetic intern and Human Biology graduate Nate Nitka was a member of the conference planning committee.