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Summit County Master Gardeners Grant

The Summit County Master Gardeners presented the School of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Center with a check for $496.52.  The funds are to create a culinary garden to be used in a partnership with The University of Akron’s School of Nutrition and Dietetics, the School of Law, Law and Leadership Institute, UA Center for Child Development and the Akron City Mason School.  Student educators will instruct community participants about gardening (plant selection, planting, and harvesting), nutrition, food preparation and cooking.

Featured in the picture below from left to right are Meenal Harankedkar, volunteer;   Karen Petterson and Geoff Kennedy of the Summit County Master Gardeners;  Kathy Schupp, Director of the Nutrition Center; and  Melissa Cherne, Graduate Assistant.

Harankedkar is a garden enthusiast who has volunteered her time and expertise in horticulture and botany to design and create the beautiful gardens.  Cherne, a graduate assistant for the Nutrition Center is responsible for writing the grant.

grant presentation

Nutrition program celebrates 40th anniversary

The Buchtelite
Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor
April 27, 2015

Anniversary T-Shirts for Sale!

Special edition anniversary T-shirts are available for purchase in SHS 210.  Cost is $10.00.

T-shirt design

Nutrition Center

The Nutrition Center integrates nutrition education, training, services and research. As a result, UA students gain market-driven practice skills for the workplace — preparing them to meet emerging health care needs and changing demands of the profession.

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April 29 - FENA Meeting
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Accreditation is a mark of excellence.

The dietetic programs at The University of Akron are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for both the Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. ACEND is located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. Phone: (800) 877-1600, ext. 5400; Fax: (312) 899-4817; Web address:

Program outcomes for the Didactic Program or the Coordinated Program are available upon request.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Mission of the School of Nutrition and Dietetics

The School of Nutrition and Dietetics will be recognized locally, regionally and nationally through quality programs and comprehensive student experiences. We prepare successful nutrition professionals able to apply knowledge for health and wellness, serving all ages and cultural groups, individuals and families.

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