February 13, 2016

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • STAR events - Dr. Sharon Bartley, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, hosted over 100 middle and high school students from 13 schools who are members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). The students were competing in regional Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) events. Students and faculty in the department served as judges for events such as culinary arts, entrepreneurship, fashion design, interior design, and leadership. Winners of the event will compete in the state competition in Albuquerque.

  • Dietetic Internship accredited - The Dietetic Internship, a graduate program in the Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences major, moved from candidacy status to full accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Dr. Wanda Eastman is the director of the Dietetic Internship.

  • Nutrition and Dietetics Day at the State Legislature - Six students in the Dietetics Internship program went to Santa Fe on February 3 for Nutrition and Dietetics Day at the Legislature. They were accompanied by Dr. Wanda Eastman, director, and Gabby Phillips, assistant director, of the Dietetic Internship. The students met with state representatives and senators and attended a session of the Senate. They enjoyed running into Chancellor Carruthers in the hallway at the Roundhouse.

  • National Office - Dr. Wanda Eastman, Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences, was elected as chair-elect for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This is the national governing board for nutrition and dietetic education in the U.S. She will serve a three-year term.

Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Master Food Preserver program - Cindy Davies, County Director and County Home Economist for Bernalillo County, started a 6-week Master Food Preserver class on Feb. 2 in Albuquerque with 12 community members. After completing the class series, the trained volunteers will assist with other food preservation activities in their county. Dr. Nancy Flores, Food Technology Specialist, developed the curriculum for the Master Food Preserver program in collaboration with Cindy Davies and Kelly Knight, county director and county home economist for Otero County.