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Additional Experiences

Health Expo - 1 Day
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 Medicine'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
Interns will create a handout/display for the annual WVU Medicine 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.

Dietetic interns also participate in the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital “Kid’s Fair” held in the spring each year. (usually April) The interns are responsible for creating educational materials, activities and games for the children, work at the booth and provide education to parents and children.

West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 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 Foods Plant - 1 Day
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.

Tour a Local Farm- 1 Day
Interns experience a tour of a local farm presented by the National Dairy Council.

Tour of the Strip District - 1 Day
Interns are given the opportunity to tour the Strip District in Pittsburgh, PA and experience the the open food markets and speciality stores.

National Nutrition Month- Fridays during the month of March
In March, all Fridays are spent conducting National Nutrition Month activities in the community. Some of these activities include:

1. Public Service Announcement at local Radio Station
2. Work in the Soup Kitchen
3. As an internship class, create and cook a meal at the Rosenbaum Family House
4. Create a wellness poster and handout to be presented for the community