San Francisco State University
September 2016
Welcome to the 2016-2017 Academic Year!
Hello to all new and returning CFS/Dietetics students. I am excited to be your newsletter editor for 2016-2017 and can’t wait for the challenges, fun, and learning that awaits us this semester.

The Bite is a resource that will provide unique recipes from our peers, volunteer opportunities, important dates for members, and upcoming events. Fall semester will host our annual DI workshop, the startup of our subcommittees, and will be a great time to get involved- please join us at our first SDA meeting September 7th. I look forward to this upcoming year and to the adventures ahead!

Warmly, Lisa Hamilton, Newsletter Editor
On behalf of the SDA and subcommittee leaders, please feel free to contact us with any questions and here's to a terrific year!
Farmer's Market Subcommittee
Hello SFSU dietetic students & welcome to the 2016-17 school year!

We hope your Fall semester is going great so far and we wish you a very successful year. We would like to share a fun opportunity available to members of the Student Dietetic Association. We invite anybody who is interested to come help us out with tablings at the on-campus farmer's market.
The market occurs each Thursday between the Humanities & Arts buildings from 10am - 3pm, and we will hold nutrition-related events on behalf of the SDA from 11am - 2pm every other Thursday starting September 8th.
We look forward to sharing healthy eating tips on topics including how to eat healthy on a budget, how to make flavor-packed meals with less sodium by using spices & herbs, and more. We will also be doing some healthy food demos featuring fresh & affordable market veggies.
If you would like to contribute your time, create some handouts, or share any ideas for nutrition-related topics & activities, feel free to send us an email at, or reach out to us at the semester’s first SDA meeting. Getting involved with the farmer’s market tablings is also a good opportunity to earn community nutrition volunteer hours!
Thanks & take care
Danielle Davidson and Maedbh Lillis
Volunteer Opportunities
100 CITIZENS- Are you interested in Nutrition Education and gaining experience using the Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum?  This would be a 2-4 meeting commitment and connect you with graduate students in nutrition and kinesiology.  Contact Arnold Shir

The DIGESTIBLE BLOG is looking for guest bloggers!  If you enjoy blogging and are interested in blogging please contact Gretchen George at for more information about weekly blogging opportunities!

GLIDE MEMORIAL CHURCH- Serve breakfast, lunch, or dinner to those in need and the hungry. To sign up today:

PROJECT OPEN HAND- This non-profit serves 2,500 nutritious meals every day to seniors and people with chronic illness. To lend a helping hand please visit:

18 REASONS- Through six week cooking and nutrition classes in the Bay Area, you can help empower the community to make healthy changes! To volunteer visit:

What is your favorite breakfast?!

A Breakfast Burrito and Four Barrel Coffee.
Laura Zimmerman, Vice President
My favorite breakfast food is a collagen protein smoothie I make each morning before leaving the house. It includes spinach, frozen fruit, half an avocado, collagen peptides, a handful of almonds, and of course love, all blended together. Julie Shimko, Treasurer

Mornings are always busy and early for me, so I usually pick a quick breakfast that I can take with me on the go; whole wheat toaster waffle with peanut butter and a banana. Alissa Orcutt, Website Coordinator

Scrambled eggs with cremini mushrooms & a side of fresh fruit. Danielle Davidson, Farmer’s Market Subcommittee

Credits: We can change the world image: 

1. Letter from the Editor and SDA President
2. Important Dates for the Semester Ahead
3. Get to know your SDA Officers & Subcommittees
4. Volunteer Opportunities/ Dietetic Associations
5. Locavore: Recipes from the SDA
7. Spotlight: What’s Your Favorite Breakfast?

Warm welcome from the SDA president

Patrick Newton 

On behalf of the Student Dietetic Association, welcome! I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join the SDA for the 2016 school year. The SDA is our organization within the university where we can practice nutrition education, network with our peers, and chart our course from students to working nutrition professionals.
Members are encouraged to join our sub-committees to explore special interests within the field of nutrition. There will also be an opportunity at the first meeting to sign up for the Mentoring Group where new students are paired with seniors for guidance and advice.
We'll have monthly meetings featuring healthy snacks and guest speakers who are active in the field of nutrition. There'll be a special emphasis on potential nutrition careers without an RD and featured speakers from clinical and academic settings.
Be sure to save the date of Saturday, October 22nd when the SDA is hosting the annual Dietetic Internship Workshop to learn how to navigate the complex process of applying for internships. We'll also have events during National Nutrition Month to promote healthy eating.
Come to our first SDA meeting on Sept. 7, 2016 to meet your officers and sub-committee leaders. Have a great semester and see you at the first meeting.
September 7- First SDA Meeting 2-3 pm Rosa Parks A-C in Cesar Chavez building

October 22 – Dietetic Internship Workshop 8:30-2:30 location TBD
The annual DI workshop is a great way to prepare for the dietetic internship process, meet current interns, and hear from program directors.  The day kicks off at 8:30 am with a presentation regarding personal statements by Mariko Hingston of SFSU.
The day will feature 5 current interns and three guest speakers including the SFSU Dietetic Internship director, Wanda Sui Chan. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on application questions and details from experts! 
Breakfast and lunch will be served and the fee is $10 for non-members, free for SDA members.
Please RSVP to with your name and include one question for the intern panel. We look forward to seeing you October 22nd, 8:30 AM!

SDA membership, 
participation, local volunteer opportunities, and Dietetic Associations are great ways to make connections and give back!


Balanced Beings -
Do you have a passion for nutrition and teaching? Become a volunteer for Balanced Beings.
In our 6 to 8-week program, volunteers have an opportunity to teach kindergarten students about nutrition, health, and exercise. We want to motivate and empower children to make healthy food choices and exercise daily.
If you are interested in making a difference in our community, please contact
Sarah Schneider at to receive more information.

Mentoring Group The SDA’s Dietetic Mentoring Group provides guidance and peer support to incoming students through group and individual meetings with mentors in effort to help navigate the dietetics program. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, please email us at or talk to us at our first SDA meeting.

Jackie Gaytan and Maryn BrownCo-Leaders, Dietetics Mentoring Group

EDucate -EDucate strives to provide education, raise awareness, and offer resources regarding eating disorders and disordered eating to students at SFSU and the community. Our goal is to provide valuable knowledge regarding an array of eating disorders which will be beneficial to dietetic students and their future clients. We will be tabling on campus monthly and hosting speakers and a workshop for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February.
Madeline McAndrew & Rana Khatibi
Sports Nutrition Subcommittee
The Sports Nutrition Subcommittee welcomes everyone who is interested in the interplay between nutrition, fitness, and sport. We will be inviting experts to come talk with us about their areas of expertise. If you want to learn more about how nutrition affects fitness, endurance, energy, and performance, please join us!
If you have suggestions for group activities, or would like to propose a speaker, please contact Joli Bennett at
The Locavore: Recipes from our Members
Autumn Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
2 Tbsp. Chunky Peanut Butter
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 sliced Banana
1 sliced Fuji Apple
2 Tbsp. Walnuts
Boil Oatmeal with almond milk for 5 minutes, add all ingredients for the last minute of cooking and enjoy!
Are a terrific way to get active in professional events, network, and broaden your understanding of the field of Dietetics.
Academy membership offers access to scholarships, current research, and the latest in nutrition policy. Dietetic Associations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Bay Area Dietetics Association
Diablo Valley Dietetics Association for more info on joining and fees.
My favorite breakfast food is more of an on-the-go breakfast snack that consists of peanut butter and banana on wheat toast and a cup of milk. I also love huevos rancheros, veggie omelets, and pancakes!
Jackie Gaytan, Treasurer
I like an everything bagel with avocado, smoked salmon, sprouts, red onion, and capers.
Lisa Hamilton, Newsletter Editor

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard

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