Central Washington University
Nutrition Science Club

CWU's Nutrition Science Club is made up of undergraduate and graduate students majoring or minoring in Food Science and Nutrition and students with a general interest in nutrition.  The purpose of the club is to provide learning and leadership opportunities in the fields of food science, dietetics,  and nutritional sciences outside of the classroom.  The club sponsors lectures/presentations/demonstrations,  participates in community service projects, organizes field trips, and more.
Fall 2004 Activities
 Winter 2005 Activities
2004-2005 Officers
 Spring 2005 Activities


Fall 2004 Activities

October 12, Tuesday, 126 Michaelsen, 5:30PM
Super Size Me
Join us for a viewing of the award-winning 2004 documentary on what happens when a person eats only at Mcdonald’s for one month.  Also we will be holding election of officers and gathering information about possible programs for the 2004-05 year.

October 19, Tuesday: 5:30, 129 Mich.
The Dietetic Internship Application Process
Dr. Bergman will discuss the Dietetic Internship application process as well providing information for improving your chances of being admitted into a DI program.  This seminar will be essential for those applying for internships beginning this summer/fall and useful for students applying in subsequent years.

October 20, Wednesday: 5:30PM, 129 Mich.
US Army Dietetic Internship
Capt. Christian Pingrey will talk about food and nutrition in the Army, have samples of MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) for you to try, and provide information about the Army’s Dietetic Internship.  Currently, CWU graduate Kyle Peper is an intern in their program.

October 29, Friday, all day
Annual Tour of Seattle Food Businesses
Learn about careers in the food related industry.  This year we will be touring Food Services of America, Kenco Foodservice , and Continental Mills (makers of the Krusteaz line of baked mixes).  Lunch will be provided.  A panel of food professionals will also be at lunch to talk about careers in the food industry.  We will leave CWU at about 8AM and return at about 5PM.

November 9, Tuesday, 3-7PM, Yakima Convention Center
Diabetes Expo
Join the YVDA dietitians and others at this educational/informational event for diabetics.

Winter 2005

February 1 - Cooperative Field Experience - Dr. David Gee
For students interested in applying for dietetic internships as well as for those wanting to explore career opportunities, Dr. Gee will review why you should be interested in doing a cooperative field experience, where CWU students have done them in the recent past, and the process for setting up a cooperative field experience.

February 15 - Japanese Cooking Demonstration
Owners from the new Japanese restaurant in town (Sen) will be giving a cooking demonstration as well as giving the students to opportunity to roll their own sushi.

March 1 - Panel of Local Registered Dietitians
Local area RD's will discuss the path that led to their current professional positions.

March 26 - Tour of Madigan Army Hospital and Fort Lewis
Students from NSC as well as other pre-professional health clubs will tour Madigan Army Hospital and meet with their respective Army health professionals.

Spring 2004

March 31 - Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight - Ellensburg High School - 7PM
The Nutrition Science Club is organizing a community event as part of National Nutrition Month.  This event features Lizann Powers-Hammond, extension faculty from WSU giving a presentation on the obesity crisis among our youth and what parents can do about it.  In addition, the elementary school-age children of these parents will participate in activities organized by students from the Nutrition Science Club, Health Education Club, Exercise Science Club, and Physical Education Club.  NSC will be looking for volunteers the first week of the quarter to help out with registration, etc.  All members are invited to attend.

April 7 - Ellensburg Diabetes Education Show
Hosted at the Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, this event gives diabetics the opportunity to learn more about their disease and the treatment of their disease.  Nutrition students will organize/man several booths dealing with nutritional aspects of diabetic care.  See Cameron Van Tassel if you are interested in volunteering.

April 17-19 - Washington State Dietetic Association meeting - Hilton-SeaTac Hotel
Nutrition: Up Close and Professional
This large meeting of state registered dietitian is a great opportunity for nutrition students to learn more about the field as well as about the profession.  Registration must be received by April 4 for early registration rates ($95 for full conference for ADA student members, $50 for one day).  Nutrition Science Club will organize car-pools and coordinate lodging.

2004-2005 Officers
President:  Sara Hanson
Vice President:  Robyn Cawker
Treasurer:  Jesse Oberholser
Secretary:  Kelly Hughey
Senate Representative:  Whitney Graham
Public Relations: Ashley Edwards
Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Gee



National Nutrition Month - Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight

Left: Featured speaker: Lizann Powers-Hammond, MS, CN, WSU Extension Faculty
Right: NSC preparing to eat their nutritious dinner: Kim, Laura, Ally, Kelly, Emily, Jesse, Ashley, Suzy


Left: NSC Skit: the three bears
Right: Ally and Laura

Left: Health Education Club having kids make 'stress ball' of balloons filled with sand.
Right: Suzy

Left: Tonia
Right: Sara - Sandwich Slayer

Thanks to all of our sponsors:

Shape Up Kittitas Valley
WSU Extension
Barrett Orchards
Tree Top
Washington State Dairy Council


Washington State Dietetic Association Meeting
Hilton - SeaTac - April 18 & 19

Left: Dr. Bennett, Becky Smith, Dr. Gee, Dr. Bergman, and Prof. Buergel enjoying a little post-conference nutrition.
Right: Lunching at WSDA: Whitney Graham, Emily Smith, Jesse Oberholser, Robyn Cawker, Kelly Hughey

Left: Whitney and Robyn trying to talk the Norvartis rep out of a few cookies.
Right: Jesse and Emily with their new best friend.

Left: Kelly being asked a chicken question...and looking stumped.
Right: Collecting their winnings at the Chicken Commission booth...a rubber chicken head?