Rebecca LaChance, MS, RD, LD addresses the topic of reducing food waste

The COVID Diaries: Shopping Smart and Reducing Food Waste During a Pandemic

In this presentation on shopping smart and making food last during a pandemic, Dietitian Rebecca LaChance discusses reducing food waste, optimizing your food shopping habits, food storage best practices, ideas for repurposing ingredients, and methods of food preservation. She also offers additional food-related resources at the completion of the presentation. Rebecca LaChance, MS, RD, LD is an adjunct faculty member…

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August 3, 2020 |

Meal planning with Registered Dietitian Nazia Sadat

The COVID Diaries: Eating from the Pantry – the Benefits of Meal Planning

Registered Dietitian Nazia Sadat discusses the benefits of meal planning using pantry staples. With a little thought, meal planning can help you get the proper nutritional balance. Making healthy food choices can help with increasing immunity as well as uplifting our mood.      Stress impacts the diet choices we make, making it harder to choose healthy foods because of…

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July 31, 2020 |

Faculty Spotlight: Angelina Moore Maia, PhD, RD, LD, Applied Nutrition Program Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Applied Nutrition for the Master’s degree in nutrition online

Faculty Spotlight: Angelina Moore Maia, PhD, RD, LD, Applied Nutrition Program

Dr. Maia is the MSAN Assistant Director/Director of RDN Focus at UNE Online. Here, she talks about her background, what drew her to the field of nutrition, and why she is passionate about being an influence on what education looks like for people who intend to become a registered dietitian and get their master’s degree in nutrition online. Can you…

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July 7, 2020 |

Registered Dietitian making a smoothie

Career Growth in the Field of Nutrition

with Angelina Maia, PhD, RD, LD Dr. Angelina Maia is a Registered Dietitian with over 18 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She currently serves as the MSAN Assistant Director/Director of RDN Focus. Here she talks about trends and areas of growth and opportunity for people looking to work in the field of nutrition. What career path do…

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June 25, 2020 |

RDN talking to patient

Jump-start your Journey to Become a Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)

The online M.S. Applied Nutrition program at UNE recently matured in the candidacy process with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) as the program develops an exciting new pathway for students to earn the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential. An excerpt from the approval document:  “The University of New England has applied to the Accreditation Council…

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February 19, 2020 |

A Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) sits with a client

Earning your Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) certification just got easier

It can sometimes feel challenging to figure out which credentials you’ll need to demonstrate your commitment and expertise to employers and patients and successfully lead in the field of nutrition. If you’re dedicated to gaining industry skills and best practice techniques, but feel unsure about which credential best suits your career interests, earning your Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) certification tells…

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July 1, 2019 |

UNE students on a boat putting a net into the water to investigate food systems sustainability

Annual Nutrition Symposium explores food systems sustainability

The undergraduate and graduate nutrition programs at UNE will host the 2nd Annual Nutrition Symposium with a theme centered around aquaculture, ocean food systems, and how food sustainability can be made possible by utilizing both. We will dedicate the the opening presentations to discuss ocean food systems and how UNE’s unique geography provides direct access for our experts to research…

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March 27, 2019 |

A series of illustrated, intertwined gears to depict how How our online, interprofessional public policy course works

Policy - An Interprofessional Approach

Have you ever wondered what people mean when they talk about policy? What is it? Who needs it? How does it work? Why should I care about it? UNE Online’s new public policy course, Policy: An Interprofessional Approach (GPH 702) is a great way to find out answers to these questions. You will work with students from other disciplines to…

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March 13, 2019 |

Woman standing in front of barrels of fruit to celebrate National Nutrition Month 2019®

Welcome to National Nutrition Month® 2019!

National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. To help celebrate, recognize, and learn from the experts who contribute to the…

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March 1, 2019 |

Annie Lin Master of Science in Applied Nutrition

Student Spotlight: Annie Lin, Applied Nutrition Program

Annie Lin is a second-year student in the online Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at the University of New England. We spoke with Annie about her experience in the program, her poster presentation at a nationally-renowned conference for the field of nutrition, and her thoughts on being a part of an online learning community. Can you tell me…

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February 19, 2019 |

Two women and a boy in a garden looking at fresh vegetables and explaining what the term dietitian means

What "Dietitian" Means & How to Become a Certified Nutrition Specialist

Year over year, Google searches for “dietitian” tend to slow in December. We get it: no one wants to think about diet and wellness when there’s turkey and chocolate fudge to be had! However, there’s no better time of year to consider nutrition-related career goals for the coming new year. Today, we’ll answer some of the most common dietitian questions,…

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December 20, 2018 |

Applied Nutrition professionals

Applied Nutrition Program Overview

The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition online program at UNE, offered through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, strives to enhance, expand and enrich learning opportunities in the field of Applied Nutrition. The UNE Online staff is invested in the success of each student from application to graduation and beyond. It is through a student-centered approach that UNE…

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November 12, 2018 |

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How many students take courses at UNE Online?

As more students enroll in online programs than ever before, UNE Online’s student population and alumni network are growing by leaps and bounds. Our learners now log in all over the world, lending their diverse perspectives to every class and every discussion. Now, as you consider or undertake your educational journey, you can see just how many students are achieving…

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September 19, 2018 |

Applied Nutrition Blog

Spotlight on the Applied Nutrition Trends & Issues Student Blog

One of the goals of the online nutrition masters degree at UNE Online is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the field of nutrition. We do this by advancing knowledge and expanding skills that promote excellence and innovation in all areas of nutrition practice. The program also fosters an emphasis on evidence-based best practices to support the wellbeing and…

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September 17, 2018 |

Man reading nutrition label on food product

U.S. FDA Issues Extension on Nutrition Fact Label Requirements

On May 27, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted the Nutrition Facts Label Rule and the Serving Size Final Rule to update nutrition requirements found on food labels. This rule was first set with a compliance date set for July 26, 2018 at the earliest. These final rules demand food manufacturers help the public make better and more…

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August 30, 2018 |

Shannon Wickman, RD, LD

The Role of the Bariatric Dietitian with Shannon Wickman, RD, LD

Last month, the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at the University of New England co-hosted the 7th Annual Bariatrics Conference with Southern Maine Health Care, where one of the topics was the role of a bariatric dietitian. In order to more fully understand this profession within the health industry, we sat down with conference presenter Shannon Wickman, RD,…

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August 9, 2018 |

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UNE Online Presents & Exhibits at SNEB 2018 Conference

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) hosted its 51st Annual Conference in Minneapolis this July, where UNE Online was welcomed to present and exhibit. This year’s event theme, Optimizing Impact: Supporting Food Systems with Nutrition Education, attracted SNEB’s professional members, national educators, and nutrition students eager to showcase their current work while learning about the future of nutrition.…

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August 6, 2018 |

UNE Online sponsors Nutrition Webinar - Today's Dietitian

Today's Dietitian Webinar, Sponsored by UNE Online

The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online is proud to have sponsored a free webinar with the nutrition experts at Today’s Dietitian on July 11, 2018. We identified and shared tips on interviewing from the other side of the mic. This webinar was hosted by CNN executive producer and correspondent, Carolyn O’Neil. As registered nutritionists become…

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July 3, 2018 |

ASN Live Stage at Nutrition 2018

Welcome to Nutrition 2018!

At UNE Online, the Applied Nutrition graduate program got the summer started as an exhibitor at Nutrition 2018 conference hosted by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN). UNE Online joined 48 other booth exhibitors to welcome over 3,000 guests to share the latest research, science, and technology in nutrition science. Here are some highlights! What is Nutrition 2018? Hoping to…

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June 29, 2018 |

Socially connect with UNE Online

Connect with UNE Online!

Ever wonder where you can connect with us online? We’ve got some options for you! Below is a comprehensive list of the social channels we manage. The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has a lot going on, so we have a lot to share. For the most part, LinkedIn is business-related content, Facebook is news, YouTube hosts our video collection,…

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June 15, 2018 |

Dr. Ellie Dodge

Program Director Spotlight: Dr. Ellie Dodge – Applied Nutrition Program

Dr. Dodge is the Program Director for the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online. Her program has a diverse student body, and her faculty all follow the scholar-practitioner model, making the program highly desirable for students with a passion for nutrition. Recently we sat down with Dr. Dodge to discuss the Applied Nutrition program here at…

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May 11, 2018 |

2018 Nutrition Symposium

1st Annual UNE Nutrition Symposium

UNE Online and the Graduate Programs in Applied Nutrition are excited to announce our first annual UNE Nutrition Symposium! The event will be held on Saturday, April 21st right here at Innovation Hall in Portland, ME. We have an exciting lineup of speakers and breakout sessions. Attendees will: Become familiar with best practices in the field of sports nutrition. Identify…

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April 18, 2018 |

Certified Nutrition Specialist logo

The Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) Credential

Along with an increased awareness of the need for proper nutrition comes an increased demand for skilled nutrition professionals such as Certified Nutrition Specialists to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and to advise people who desire to improve their overall health. We all know that eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food…

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March 26, 2018 |

Melanie Berdyck

Ambassador Spotlight: Melanie Berdyck, MSAN Program

Melanie Berdyck is a dietitian and student in the UNE Online Master’s of Science in Applied Nutrition program. We spoke to Melanie recently about her work, her online graduate school experience, and her thoughts about the Applied Nutrition program. What encouraged you to pursue your Master’s in Applied Nutrition? I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics in 2008, and I’ve…

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February 22, 2018 |