Nutrition Students

UW-Green Bay Dietetics students, once again, receive internship matches far above national average

The dietetic internship (DI) match results for December 2018 and May 2019 graduates are in, and UW-Green Bay students are once again far above the national average. The DI is the necessary next step for graduating seniors to fulfill 1,200 required practicum hours and gain the skills necessary to take the registered dietitian examination. Competition for dietetic internships is fierce, with only 50% to 60% of national applicants receiving a match each year.

This year 12 of 15 senior applicants earned a match, with many students matched to their first choice program. Over the last five years, there has been a 89 percent average when it comes to students matching. The success is a testament to the dedication of the students, the high quality mentoring and advising provided by faculty, the quality and rigor of the Nutrition and Human Biology Programs and the high impact practices that students receive through  community collaborations.

Please congratulate the following UW-Green Bay Nutritional Sciences students as they prepare to begin their dietetic internships:

  • Kelley Encinas – Mount Mary, Milwaukee
  • Lacey Strehlow – Dominican University, Chicago (combined internship and MBA program)
  • Megan Labine – Priority Nutrition Care, Boston (distance track)
  • Caitlin Balliet – St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud
  • Emily Burger – UW-Green Bay
  • Rachel Coady – UW-Green Bay
  • Samantha Inman – UW-Green Bay
  • Stephanie Peterson – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Abby Waydick – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Morgan Thums – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Erin Diederich – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program
  • Kiara Heider – UW-Green Bay Pre-Select Program

UW-Green Bay dietetic interns to give cooking demos at CSA Expo, Saturday, Mar. 2

UW-Green Bay Dietetic interns will be doing cooking demos at the 7th Annual CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Expo, sponsored by New Leaf Foods. The event will be taking place on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Badger State Brewing Company in Green Bay, WI. Learn more about the event on Facebook.

UW-Green Bay dietetic interns co-hosted cooking segments to air starting Friday, Sept. 28

UW-Green Bay dietetic interns had the pleasure of co-hosting a cooking segment on Local 5 Live – Green Bay. The segment will air from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Sept. 28, 2018
  • Oct. 26, 2018
  • Nov. 30, 2018
  • Dec. 21, 2018
  • Jan. 25, 2019
  • Feb. 22, 2019
  • March 29, 2019
  • April 26, 2019
  • May 17, 2019

Faculty note: Karen Lacy recognized by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Karen Lacey, MS, RDN, CD; senior lecturer emerita and former Director of Dietetics at UW-Green Bay, was recognized as a 50-year member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, at the annual conference of the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics held in Wisconsin Dells, April 12 and 13. Lacy has been and continues to be very active with the Academy both at the state and national level. She has served on many boards and committees throughout her career; most notably as the chair of the work group that developed the standardized Nutrition Care Process. She currently serves as chair of the Competency Assurance Panel that oversees the continuing educational requirements for registered dietitians and registered dietetic technicians. Lacy will be attending the national meeting in Washington D.C. in October where she will also be recognized for her service.

UW-Green Bay ranks tops in dietetic internship matches (again)

Dietetic internship program leaders shared (DI) match results for December 2017 and May 2018  graduates. The DI is the necessary next step for graduating seniors to fulfill the 1,200 required practicum hours and gain the skills necessary to take the registered dietitian examination. Competition for the dietetic internships is fierce, with only 50% of national applicants receiving a match each year. This year 14 of our 16 senior UW applicants earned a match, with many of our students matched to their first choice program. Over the last four years, the program has matched 55/60 seniors applying for a 92 percent average!

“I believe that this success is a testament to the hard work and motivation of our students, the high quality of mentoring & advising provided by faculty, the quality and rigor of the education that students receive while studying in our Nutrition and Human Biology Programs, and the high impact practices that students receive through our community collaborations,
said Sara (Schmitz) Wagner, Director, Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics and lecturer, Human Biology.

Congratulations to the following students as they prepare for their internships:

Grace Garni – Priority Nutrition Care Distance Track
Shania Tebo – Priority Nutrition Care Distance Track
Abby Gerbers – The Ohio State University
Katheryn Gengozian – Viterbo University
Sierra McNeil – Viterbo University
Emelie Sullivan – Benedictine Combined MS Program
Mallory Krueger – Eastern Illinois University Combined MS Program

In UW-Green Bay’s pre-select program:
Madeline Valentine
Danielle Brenner
Jasmine Schmahl
Laura Reynebeau
Alyssa Peters
Meghan Huss
Tanner Gess

(Left to right) Kristina Eggener, Heidi McCann, Jana Derer

Dietetics students lead grocery store tours

UW-Green Bay upper-level dietetic students offered free grocery store tours at various grocery locations March 13 and 20 and April 10. The tours focused on encouraging healthy eating habits by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. Nutrition education, answers to nutrition questions and free food samples were also available.

(Left to right) Kristina Eggener, Heidi McCann, Jana Derer, Jamie Freier, Trina Pachan, April Hatcher
(Left to right) Kristina Eggener, Heidi McCann, Jana Derer,
Jamie Freier, Trina Pachan, April Hatcher
Grace Talbot
Grace Talbot
(Left to right) Grace Talbot, McKenzie Besch, Lauren Sommer, Moria Timmons, Amy Benz, Wensday Freiberg
(Left to right) Grace Talbot, McKenzie Besch,
Lauren Sommer, Moria Timmons, Amy Benz,
Wensday Freiberg

Dietetic interns were the stars on Local Live at 5

UW-Green Bay dietetic interns were featured on Local Live at 5 segment last week, featuring what to do with your Easter leftovers. You can watch the segment and get recipes.

3.30.18 Live at 5 - 1
Left to right: Jamie Freier and
Natalie Hartjes
3.30.18 Live at 5 - 3
Brittany Falkers, Jamier Freier,
Natalie Hartjes and Lisa Malak
3.30.18 Live at 5 - 2(1)
Jamie Freier, Michelle Johnson (DI Coordinator)
and Natalie Hartjes