student nutrition association
Membership in a dietetic association can be very valuable for any nutrition student. The meetings and events held by local associations are great opportunities to:
Interactive and informational student-run meetings are held monthly to announce opportunities for involvement, volunteering, and hanging out, and you can always count on a fun ice-breaker or rewarding treat! SNA meetings are held on the Kenmore campus, during lunchtime to facilitate your busy schedule. We encourage you to take the meeting time to break from the rigors of the day, and enjoy the boost from your hardworking peers. For dates, times and locations of meetings, check out the Events Calendar.
The twisted trails of St. Edwards turn into a spook-filled fright-fest spanning two weekends every October, thanks to the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine students and their efforts to raise money for their annual educational trip to China. The SNA supports this event, and participates with indoor activities including a bake sale. More details to come during the first SNA Meeting.
TOP CHEF is SNA's chief fundraiser that allows for our continued alliance with Teen Feed Seattle. SNA's continuous support of the community through Teen Feed represents the care and responsibility of Bastyr University. The ~friendly~ cooking competition is our very own twist on the hit show Top Chef. Students from all modalities compete in teams of 2-3 to create an eye-popping, lip-smacking, whole foods-based dish that will impress not only the panel of esteemed judges, but also the eager audience.
The event grows every year and it is always a wonderful night that showcases the creativity and care of Bastyr students. The planning ramps up in Winter quarter for the Spring quarter event. Volunteer opportunities include event planning and coordination throughout the Fall and Winter, as well as week- and day-of preparation, set up, food running, clean up, etc. Read about the success of Top Chef 2015.
The Bastyr Student Nutrition Association (SNA) stands to unite students, facilitate collaboration, and impact our community through volunteering in nutrition and wellness forums. Volunteering not only engages SNA members in the community, it is also a requirement for undergraduate and graduate DPD students. The Student Nutrition Association offers opportunities to help you build friendships, resumes and accumulate necessary hours all at the same time!