College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science

Past Events

Past Events


First Look Fair September 13th and 14th, 2017

Dietetic Food and Nutrition Club and Get Fruved teamed up during the First Look Fair Sept 13-14, 2017.

Food and Nutrition Club with Get FRUVED recruited for students to join the club and Fruved team. They had great success as many students signed up to learn more about the fun activities that will be planned this year.

Major events for FAN club include: community service activities, guest speakers in nutrition, academic peer matching program and professional development!

Major events for Fruved include: Salsa Party in McKeldin next Spring semester, social marketing health promotion messages, town hall meetings and much more!

(Pictured is Emma Slattery, Senior Dietetic Student and Food and Nutrition Club President). Photo courtesy of Dr. Margaret Udahogora

(Pictured from left to right: Dr. Margaret Udahogora, Dietetic Program Director, Joselyne Cantoral, Dietetic Student and Ashley Lewis Dietetic Graduate Assistant to the Dietetic Program Director). Photo courtesy of Dr. Margaret Udahogora


Clinical and Community Dietitians in DMV area educating our Students

Kathleen Pellechia, MS, RDN has taught NFSC491 Issues and Problems and Opportunities to our Dietetics Students over the last five years. We congratulate her on her new position as Nutrition Knowledge Management Specialist at FHI 360/Alive & Thrive.

Andrea Troutner, RD, LDN, CDE, State Policy Representative on Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Policy Panel and graduate of UMD Dietetic Program. She is a Diabetes Education Coordinator at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC.

Kathleen and Andrea have been mentors and guest speakers of UMD Dietetic Students aiding them in their internship preparation and professional opportunities. 


Resume Critique Night for UMD Dietetic and Food Science Students 

RDs and Nutrition professionals will share their career paths and provide resume pointers for dietetic students. Bring your resume! 

Date: 11/9/2017
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: UMD Campus - Hornbake Career Center



Dietetic Internship Presentations and Discussion

Recent graduates speak about their Dietetic Internship (DI) experience and offer helpful tips to dietetic students for successfully matching to the DI. 

Date: 11/13/2017
Time: 6 - 7 PM
Location: UMD Campus - Marie Mount Hall 3112

RSVP: email Emma Slattery, President of FAN Club at 


Martha's Table Event: 9th November, 2018

Low food security remain an issues among low income families and our students are in the community to make a difference. On November 9th, SDA student members attended a three-hour long volunteer shift at Martha Table’s Joyful Market held at elementary schools in Districts  8 and 9 in Washington, D.C. The volunteers packaged 150 grocery bags for students and their families. Capital One Food Bank provided the food and ample fresh produce.



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