Student Nutritionist Program Highlighted in UMass Feature on Peer-Driven Health Initiatives
The story notes the "invaluable perspective students have when it comes to their health and the health of their peers."
The student nutritionist program is included in a UMass Amherst homepage feature highlighting peer-driven initiatives focused on health and well-being.
The feature story notes that "Students have an invaluable perspective when it comes to their health and the health of their peers. Through clubs, internships, courses, and other opportunities, UMass Amherst students can find a community, get support, help others, and gain valuable experience that will help them on their journey at UMass and throughout their lives."
Run by the nutrition department in collaboration with the kinesiology department, the Student Nutritionist Program provides nutrition students with professional training and direction and the opportunity to provide free one-on-one nutrition counseling to their peers and the greater campus community.
“Our students know that food is medicine,” states Elizabeth Devine, registered dietitian and director of the UMass Student Nutritionist Program.
“Through this experience, I have been immersed in an environment that has allowed me to put into practice everything I have learned through my degree at UMass,” says Josie Rossbach, a senior nutrition major. “This opportunity has allowed me to counsel fellow students to the best of my ability and push my understanding of nutrition. I now feel comfortable spreading the knowledge I have gained through my time here to help others.”