Health Expo – (1 day usually in the Fall on a Friday) Interns will create a handout/display for the annual hospital Health Expo held in the Fall each year. They will also work at the nutrition booth answering questions from the public.
Dietetic interns participate in WVU Hospital’s annual Health Expo each fall at the Morgantown Mall. The dietetic interns are responsible for creating education materials and activities based on the theme for the booth and also are present at the booth to provide education materials and answer questions from the public. Interns gain valuable skills in public relations and public speaking.
Kid’s Fair – (1 day-usually in April on a
Saturday) Interns will create a handout/display for the annual WVUH Children’s
Hospital Kid’s Fair in the Spring each year. They will also work at the
nutrition booth answering questions from parents and playing nutrition education
games with children.
West Virginia State Dietetic Association Meeting – (1 week) Interns will attend the state dietetic association meeting held in the Spring each year. Interns will be responsible for helping introduce speakers and work the registration booth if needed.
Tour of US Foodservice Plant – (1 day-usually in the Fall) Interns are given the opportunity to tour the US Foodservice plant in Greensburg, PA along with participating in lectures from vendors. This opportunity gives interns exposure to group purchasing organizations (GPO’s), food service contracts and alternative products available for patients such as those with dysphagia or pre-planned meal programs that are available.