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Idaho State University Student Dietetics Organization wins national honor for developing community workshop

Posted May 21, 2014

The Idaho State University student dietetics and consumer science organization is the first-place recipient of the National Professional Project award from Phi Upsilon Omicron, the National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences.

“We’ve won a lot of regional and national awards, but this is the first time we’ve won the biggest one,” said Laura McKnight, advisor for the ISU Beta Rho Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron.”Kywynn Madsen and Jennifer Brooks

The 26 members of the Beta Rho Chapter were honored for their project “Developing Health Traditions: A Community Workshop” that the group completed last November.

“They did all kinds of activities for this project,” McKnight said. “Some students were responsible for developing a cookbook, other students were responsible for cooking stations and others presented in our food lab.”

Twenty-five community members attended the event held in the ISU food labs. The event included a cooking component, holiday craft making and a presentation on how to budget gift-giving time and efforts during the holiday season.

The ISU Beta Rho Chapter will be presented the award at the national Phi Upsilon Omicron National Conclave that will be hosted by the ISU chapter at the Marriott in Meridian.

The ISU group received a plaque and a $150 prize for winning first place.