Demand growing at area food pantries, Door County Daily News

Lauren Geistkemper, UW-Extension Dietetic Intern and UW-Green Bay students covered the food pantries need during the pandemic for the Door County Daily News. “Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 20% more people in Door and Kewaunee County have become eligible for FoodShare. At the same time, many food pantries are experiencing a decrease in donations from grocery stores and manufacturers that have helped them in the past.”

See more at the source: Demand growing at area food pantries

UW-Extension Dietetic Intern featured in Door County Daily News

UW-Extension Dietetic Intern Lauren Geistkemper was recently featured in Door County Daily News article about a growing need at food pantries. Since the beginning of the pandemic, demand has risen in Door and Kewanee counties for needed household and food items. The article lists common food pantry items needed.

Read the article on the Door County Daily News website. 

A Lesson In The Three Sisters Growing Tradition – Wisconsin Public Radio

We talk with a UW-Green Bay dietetics intern and Oneida Nation member (Crystal Meltz) about the past and present food traditions of her tribe, the health needs she sees in her community, and the importance of being mindful of our health.

Source: A Lesson In The Three Sisters Growing Tradition, Wisconsin Public Radio

UW-Green Bay Nutrition student named Most Outstanding in Wisconsin

Garcia with her award

Spring 2020 graduate Elena Garcia (Human Biology, Nutrition Science emphasis) was named this year’s Outstanding Dietetics Student in an accredited undergraduate program by the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award recognizes an emerging student leader for their achievements as a nutrition and dietetics student. Garcia will begin a dietetic internship this fall at UW-Green Bay with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. This is the sixth time in eight years that a UW-Green Bay nutrition student has been selected for this state-wide award.

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff toured Manitowoc businesses

On Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, UW-Green Bay faculty and staff from Green Bay and Manitowoc campuses toured the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, Grotogut Family Farm and DTE Biomass plant in Manitowoc to discuss educational partnership opportunities.

The attendees were:

  • Mike Draney, Chair of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Mike Holly, Environmental Engineering
  • John Luczaj, Geoscience and Water Science
  • Patricia Terry, Chair of the School of Engineering
  • Heather Masters, Director of Dietetics Internship Program
  • Tony Werner, Director of Advancement
  • Mike Alexander, Provost
  • John Katers, Dean of CSET
  • Rachele Bakic, Campus Executive Officer, Manitowoc Campus
  • Becky Abler, Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Rick Hein, Natural and Applied Sciences