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Club members of Phi U donate funds to Pocatello food bank

Two Nutrition and Dietetic students prepare healhy snacks at community health fair

ISU Nutrition and Dietetic students teaching elementary children about nutrition

We don't just believe in giving back to the community, we do it! 
Nutrition and Dietetics faculty, staff and students regularly volunteer at community events.

Looking for nutrition expertise for your community nutrition event?  Contact: 
Char Byington, Chair, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
charbyington@isu.edu  |  (208) 282-3091

sandwich with sprouts, tomato, avocado, cheese and wheat bread

Nutrition Education Resources

Graduate and undergraduate students create a variety of helpful nutrition education materials. Check out these Nutrition Tips on How to Grow Sprouts, Making a Sprout Sandwich, Ceviche with a Twist, and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).

And, explore the SCORE sports nutrition blog with additional examples of student nutrition education messages.

Graduate student and dietetic intern Bridgett Von Kahle talks with Mountain View high school freshman about working in the field of  nutrition and dietetics

Community Talks

Prenatal nutrition, elementary and high school students, college coeds, community organizations, senior center seminars. Whoever your audience, our students, interns, and faculty enjoy sharing their nutrition knowledge with community members.

Native American Dietetics Student at Nutrition Fair Booth

Health Fairs & Community Events

Phi U members share a commitment to giving back to their communities.  Each year, chapters develop and implement service projects. Beta Rho, the ISU Phi U chapter takes pride in going above and beyond in giving back to the community.

Check out the Beta Rho Phi U in action.

ISU Men's Basketball Team learns how to cook crock pot meals from Sports Dietitian Natalie Christensen, RDN, LD, CSSD

Smart Cooking on the Run Every Day (SCORE)

SCORE helps athletes learn to make healthy choices based on their individual nutrition needs. Sports Dietitian Natalie Christensen, RDN, LD, CSSD, a former ISU athlete (track and field, soccer), manages SCORE. Under her oversight, SCORE empowers ISU athletes to plan and cook healthful meals and snacks, educates ISU athletes on the basics of a nutritious diet, and equips ISU athletes with resources for healthful meal planning, shopping, and food prep. 

ISU Nutrition and Wellness Club members at annual Mud Run

Healthy Bengal Coalition

Department faculty are active members of the Healthy Bengal Coalition is a collaboration between health and wellness related programs and clinics at Idaho State University.

  • The mission is to increase the awareness and practice of behaviors that contribute to lifelong health and wellness for the Bengal Community.
  • The Coalition hosts numerous events throughout the academic year. 

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