Going the Distance for Food Nutrition

Eating unhealthy in college, is something to easily slip on. The punch-line “freshman fifteen” is said for a reason. The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) at NMSU tries to helps students not reach the level of the “freshman fifteen”.

Members of SAND make the effort to reach out to students by allowing them to become knowledgeable about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and better eating habits.

SAND is a student organization at NMSU that promotes healthy lifestyle by helping people to become aware through nutrition and fitness.

The student members who are a part of SAND love to make presence on campus with social gathering and events scheduled throughout the community. Students who want to be aware of what they eat or the science and entity of everyday food are encouraged to join and become a member.

The organization encourages students to share their experiences as much as possible and one way that students can do this is by writing for newsletter the organization has. Students introduce themselves, and have the opportunity to give helpful tips on food and eating habits, share some of their recipes, and give general information in regards to nutrition.

Students who are active members of the organization have the chance to attend the Annual Conference and Expo in April. This is a great opportunity to establish connections with meet professional healthcare specialists. According to the NMSU website for the ACES’s college, the 2016 NMAND conference will be held in Santa Fe this year on April 25th and 26th.

SAND also works in close contact with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy offers a variety of scholarships to undergrads pursuing or majoring in dietetics or food and nutrition related areas.

Scholarships are available in the amount of $750 and are granted by the New Mexico Dietetic Association Scholarship Committee.


Members of the Student Association of Nutrition & Dietetics

(Photo Credit) – Courtesy of the ACES’s College

Author: nmsuroundup

The student voice of New Mexico State University since 1907.

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