The current workshops offered by the Nutrition Advocates include the following:
- Nourish to Flourish
- Cooking: The Basics
Looking to host one of the nutrition workshops for your residence hall, student club/organization or Greek-letter organization?
Apply to be a Nutrition Advocate
Applications to be a Nutrition Advocate for the Fall 2018 semester are open until April 18, 2018.
Criteria for Eligibility to be a Nutrition Advocate Peer Educator:
- Must be a currently enrolled Rutgers student and majoring in Nutritional Sciences.
- Must have a minimum of three semesters remaining at Rutgers before graduation. January 2020 is the earliest eligible graduation date allowed. May 2020 or later is preferred.
- Must have already completed or be currently enrolled this semester in Nutrition and Health (11:709:255) & Introduction to Foods (11:709:201)
- Must be able to participate in a minimum of two workshops or events per semester (workshops typically last 1-2 hours and could be at any time during the week and sometimes on weekends).
Meet our Current Nutrition Advocates
Favorite Song: Reunion by XX
“I was always interested in healthy eating. So being a nutrition advocate was the next step in educating others about healthy eating.”
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
“Growing up as an athlete in various sports, I’ve always had an interest in general health and wellness. My passion for nutrition grew in high school when I decided to switch to a vegetarian diet and then a vegan diet. I knew being a peer educator through Nutrition Advocates would allow me to share my knowledge with the Rutgers community, but also have fun while doing so!”
Nutritional Sciences, 2017
Favorite Movie: Mulan
“I actually signed up to be a Nutrition Advocate last minute but it worked out so well! I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do. Going to the farmers market and interacting with both those inside the Rutgers community and also outside is so my favorite part about being a Peer Educator!”
Nutritional Sciences, 2018
Favorite Song: Better Together by Jack Johnson
“Coming out of high school, not enough time to eat healthy since you are on the go, being in a rushed environment, it is important to help others and myself, to make healthier eating work. It is a mutual relationship.”
Nutritional Sciences, 2018
Favorite Song: Into to You by Arianna Grande
“I want to help people live happier and healthier lives through nutrition.”
Favorite Song: Valerie by Amy Winehouse
“I think it’s important to be a positive influence on campus and use my knowledge as a Nutritional Science student to bridge the gap between students and their health related goals.”
Food for Business, 2018
Favorite Song: Anything by Lana del Ray
“Educating students at Rutgers on how to be healthier and how to eat the right foods.”