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Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association

The Student Dietetic & Nutrition Association (SDNA) at the University of Kentucky aims to develop and encourage student interests in the study of nutrition and dietetics. SDNA accomplishes this through social and professional contacts between students, faculty, and other nutrition/dietetics professionals. In addition, the organization regularly participates in University and community outreach projects.

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Meetings:
National Nutritoin Month 2010 posterMeetings for the Spring semester are at Wednesdays at 4:30 pm in Erikson Hall Room 307.  All Human Nutrition & Dietetic students are welcome!

January 15th, 2014
January 29th, 2014

February 12th 2014
February 26th, 2014
March 12th, 2014
April 9th, 2014
April 23rd, 2014

If you have any Qs about SDNA, want to become a member, or want to be added to the listserv please contact President Christa Childers at cech224@g.uky.edu .

 

2013 SDNA flyer

2014 Officers:

President: Christa Childers
E-Mail:
cech224@g.uky.edu

Vice President: Rachel Flanery
E-Mail: rachelflanery@hotmail.com

Secretary: Carrie Kirkland
E-Mail: carrie.kirkland30@gmail.com

Treasurer: Kelli Peake
E-Mail:
kepe224@g.uky.edu

Volunteer Chair: Hannah Clifton
E-Mail
: hclifton77@gmail.com

Activities Coordinator: Emily Rogers
E-Mail: earo235@g.uky.edu

Hunger Chairs  Liz Renzaglia and Bren Parker
E-Mail:
liz.renzaglia@uky.edu and bapa223@uky.edu

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tammy Stephenson
Email: Tammy.Stephenson@uky.edu


Heidi and Liz
 
Riley and Bren
 
SDNA Preserve and Bake Sale
 
Thanks to all of the help from members, we raised $327.70 at our Valentine's Day Preserve and Bake Sale.  We sold healthy home-made snacks, peach jelly, grape jelly, and apple butter. The money we raised will be donated to the Kentucky Academy, Ghana, Africa for their school lunch feeding program. We appreciate the support of UK faculty, staff, and students who contributed to this great cause!
 
 

 Group Picture at Gods Pantry December 2013

 Dietetics and human nutrition students volunteer regularly at the Gods Pantry Food Bank (www.godspantry.org) in Lexington, KY. Gods Pantry has been collecting and distributing food for over 56 years to agencies across central and eastern KY. Hunger affects more in KY than most other states across the nation. On December 10th, members of SDNA sorted food, stacked barrels, and helped in the facility as needed.

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SDNA members participated in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in September 2013.  Members had a great time walking to support Type 1 diabetes research!

SDNA members participated in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in September 2013.  Members had a great time walking to support Type 1 diabetes research!


SDNA is excited to partner with Seedleaf, a local organization to support sustainability, gardening, and feeding the hungry.  SDNA members participated in the
 
SDNA is excited to partner with Seedleaf, a local organization to support sustainability, gardening, and feeding the hungry.  SDNA members participated in the
 
SDNA is excited to partner with Seedleaf, a local organization to support sustainability, gardening, and feeding the hungry.  SDNA members participated in the

SDNA is excited to partner with Seedleaf, a local organization to support sustainability, gardening, and feeding the hungry.  SDNA members participated in the "Yes we Can!" Seedleaf event.  Participants learned how to make homemade salsa and how to can foods properly. The salsa was donated to community kitchens in Lexington.



 
Build Your Own Granola
SDNA hosted a "Build Your Own Granola" table in Erikson Hall as part of the organization's March 2013   National Nutrition Month activities.  Students, faculty, and staff had a variety of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit to choose from to make a custom granola - a nutrient-dense snack option.

 
 
Faith Feeds

The UK Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association is working with Faith Feeds, a small organization that seeks to alleviate hunger in Kentucky through provision of fresh fruits and vegetables to people who are hungry. On Saturday February 16th, students from the SDNA helped members from Faith Feeds package seeds. The seed packages will be sold at Faith Feed's  Annual Heirloom Seed Sale where community members are invited to browse more than 90 varieties of heirloom and organic seeds. All the proceeds from the seed sale are used to ease hunger in the Bluegrass by providing fresh fruits and vegetables through gleaning, gardening, produce preservation and education. Seeds will also be donated to nonprofit church and community gardens.
 

 
SDNA Students at Hope Lodge

 Dietetics and human nutrition students volunteer at Cardinal Hill Health Fair

 Dietetics and human nutrition students volunteer at Cardinal Hill Health Fair

 

SDNA members volunteered at the Cardinal Hill Health Fair on November 9, 2012.  The students provided information and materials on healthy eating and wellness. 

 

 

The University of Kentucky Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association spent time at the Hope Lodge on October 11, 2012

The University of Kentucky Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association spent time at the Hope Lodge on October 11, 2012. The Hope Lodge is run by the American Cancer Society and is a free service for cancer patients traveling to Lexington for their treatments. The Hope Lodge offers free lodging for cancer patients being treated in the Lexington area which allows them to live with other people going through similar experiences and have the support of staff and volunteers. Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association members were able to spend an evening with some of the patients and prepare a dinner for them.


 

SDNA Students Represent UK at the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit 2012, Honduras

 

UFWH March 2012

 

The Universities Fighting World Hunger (www.ufwh.org) Symposium was held in Olancho, Honduras in March, 2012.  Students from around the world were exposed to numerous demonstrations by American and international students about their college’s efforts to alleviate world hunger.  Some students presented events such as Hunger Walks from their campus to state capital, in an effort to promote awareness of local hunger.  Other students talked about establishing Campus Kitchens where fellow low-income students could have a meal supported and prepared by the community.  Not only were the successes of other universities enlightening, but also the conversations with local Honduran students who were working towards sustaining their agriculture and educating others within their country.  Upon completion of the three day conference UK SDNA felt encouraged and realized the potential UK has to diminish hunger, in our city and worldwide. 

SDNA Students Volunteer at the Good Foods Green Sprout Club

 

Good Foods Green Sprouts Club

 

Dietetics and human nutrition students volunteered at Good Foods Coop in Lexington as part of the Saturday morning Green Sprout Club.  Volunteers provided children with information on nutrition and physical activity. 

 
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