UA Nutritional Science Club Gives Students a Chance to Become Involved in Tucson Community

The UA’s Nutritional Sciences Club has cooked up a variety of student participation events this semester with their campus and community involvement.

A financially independent club recognized by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, the UA Nutritional Sciences Club’s main goal is to provide students who are interested in nutrition a chance to learn more about the topic and educate their community.

“I think this club has given students an opportunity to educate themselves before they educate the community,” said Dezi Abeyta, a nutritional science senior and president of the club. “Going into this, I had no idea what nutrition and a healthy eating lifestyle entailed.”

This semester the club is organizing food drives, becoming involved with community gardens around Tucson and attending family events to promote nutrition.

“I feel that we made connections from other departments and organizations that will help us further our volunteer work and community outreach and education next semester,” said Melissa Cudzilo, a nutritional science sophomore and vice president of the club.

Aside from partaking in a range of food drives and community activities, the club also hosted a cooking demonstration in October by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s chef, Jon Wirtis, who is in the Guinness World Records for creating the world’s largest matzo ball. During the demonstration, Wirtis showed club members how to make inexpensive, quick and healthy dishes.

“It was really neat and cool learning about the cooking aspect of nutrition and how to we can implement that in to our healthy eating lifestyle,” said Brienne Berg, nutritional science sophomore and treasurer of the club.

Read the rest of this November 28 Arizona Daily Wildcat article at the link below.  

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Dec 2 2011