Nutrition Health and Assessment Spring 2021

19 Jan 2021

New - Nutrition & Health Assessment Opportunity for Spring 2021 -

ISU Employee Volunteers Needed

In partnership with the ISU Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, we are looking for volunteers who are interested in receiving a nutrition and health assessment completed by junior-level ISU students studying nutrition and dietetics. This opportunity allows students to practice collecting and assessing real nutrition and health data in preparation for their future careers!

Volunteers will receive:

  • Comprehensive lab work report assessing blood glucose, cholesterol, iron, hemoglobin A1c, vitamin D and much more (over $300 value)
  • Nutrition and physical activity analysis reports – including assessment of vitamin and mineral intake
  • 100 Adventure2 points upon completion of assessment activities

For the assessment activities (one on-campus meeting during the month of February and one virtual meeting during the month of March), volunteers will:

  • Visit the Human Nutritional Sciences Building (HNSB) on campus one morning for ~30 minutes to:
    • Have blood drawn by a phlebotomist for lab work assessment
    • Complete food frequency questionnaire and physical activity questionnaire
    • Have measurements of blood pressure, height, and weight
    • Pick up pedometer, physical activity log, and food log
  • Meet virtually with a team of 3-4 students for ~30 minutes to complete a food recall
  • For 3 days wear a pedometer, track physical activity on physical activity log and track food intake on food log; return pedometer and logs to HNSB.

Each individual volunteer meeting times will be scheduled and agreed upon between the volunteer and dietetics students/staff.

Volunteers cannot have any specific ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, etc. as students are not yet trained for those conditions.

There are a limited number of spots available, so if you are interested, please sign up right away using this registration link. Volunteers will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  You will receive a confirmation letter with next steps.

Registered participants will need to complete a Nutrition Assessment & Health Release form.

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