The Nutrition Advocates are a group of undergraduate peer educators majoring in Nutritional Science who provide interactive programs and workshops to help educate, inform and promote better nutrition, health and wellness on campus and in the community.

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).

Application Form

Meet our Current Nutrition Advocates

Brenda Borba
Dietetics, 2018
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.”

Christina Chan
Dietetics, 2018
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!”

Leaundra Lane
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!”

Radwa Nassar
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.”


Kayla Samson
Nutritional Sciences, 2018
Favorite Song:  Into to You by Arianna Grande

“I want to help people live happier and healthier lives through nutrition.”

Alexandra Senatore
Dietetics, 2018
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.”

Mallory Singer
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.”