Welcome to Nutrition 2018!

ASN Live Stage at 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 provide a space where the best in science and health meet, the American Society of Nutrition decided to offer a conference exclusively for nutrition science. Prior to this, ASN hosted an annual meeting around experimental biology. With input from more than 1,000 ASN members, the Nutrition 2018 conference was approved and created to address the specific needs of nutrition professionals…

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

Dr. Ellie Dodge
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 UNE Online. Can you tell me a little bit about your background and what drew you to UNE Online? I did my Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Nutrition, all at the University of Maine. My dissertation, Evaluation of the Impacts of a Cooperative Extension 4-H Nutrition Education and Gardening Program on Nutrition Behavior and Self-Efficacy, involved developing a nutrition education…

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1st Annual UNE Nutrition Symposium

2018 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 nutrition strategies to apply to both team and individual athletes. Understand the concepts of motivational interviewing as well as be able to identify determinants of behavior change. Gain a broad understanding of health informatics and be able to put documentation processes into practice. Topics and speakers will include Best Practices in the Field of Sports Nutrition Speaker Carrie Banner Aprik,…

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The Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) Credential

Certified Nutrition Specialist logo
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 provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to function properly – and we need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amounts of nutrients for good health. Elite athletes have long understood the importance of proper nutrition – but more and more people are realizing the importance of fueling their bodies with…

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Applied Nutrition: Focus your studies

Custom Focus Area
The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online is a 36 credit-hour program that can be completed in as little as two years. It is 100% online, with no campus visits required, and no GRE is required for admission. Our program offers four optional focus areas in various aspects of nutrition. What you’ll get with your Master of Science in Applied Nutrition The mission of the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the field of nutrition, to advance knowledge and expand skills that promote excellence and innovation in all areas of nutrition practice, and to emphasize evidence-based best practices to support the well-being and health outcomes of individuals, families,…

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Faculty Spotlight: Leanne DiMaio – MPH Program

Leanne DiMaio, MBA, MPH
Recently, Leanne DiMaio was asked to be the subject matter expert and course designer for a brand new course within the Masters of Science in Applied Nutrition program, ‘Nutrition, Wellness, and Multimedia Communication.’ Leanne has been a course facilitator in the UNE Online MPH program since 2012, directly after graduating from the MPH program herself. She earned her MBA from Saint Joseph’s College and a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College. Leanne is currently in the process of earning her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN). Leanne currently works in the field of Population Health and Wellness and leads a team that focuses on managing disease management and wellness programs. Here, she discusses her interactive teaching style…

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Reflections of an Online Student: My First Grad Course

Crystal Dee, MSAN Applied Nutrition Student
For a while now I have known that {for me} going back to school was absolutely necessary. It took some time to get to the point where I was comfortable pulling the trigger and picking a program. It also took a lot of soul searching. I looked at topics everywhere from Psychology/Counseling to an MBA. Nothing really seemed to fit. That is until my love for health and nutrition seeped into my work life. From scratch, I started our company’s first step challenge. We did a trial run in our office and it really took off. There were “walking meetings” and “walking lunch breaks” taking place. All so their team could achieve the most steps and so that they…

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Faculty Spotlight: Joanna Rosebush, Ph.D., RD, LD - Applied Nutrition

Joanna Rosebush, PhD, RD, LD
Joanna Rosebush Ph.D., RD, LD is a faculty member at UNE Online. She earned her Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, and her Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition Sciences with a special skill requirement in physiology. She is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian and has been an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1995. Dr. Rosebush recently developed the course APN 615 Nutrition and Metabolism at UNE Online in the Applied Nutrition Master’s program. Her extensive experience in clinical nutrition makes her a perfect fit for this class, which was built to examine advanced concepts of human metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water as well as the biological and physiological…

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Faculty Spotlight: Micaela Karlsen – Applied Nutrition Program

Micaela Karlsen, Applied Nutrition Faculty
UNE Applied Nutrition faculty member Micaela Karlsen is a doctoral fellow in Nutritional Epidemiology at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and holds a Master of Science and Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a nationally-recognized speaker in the field of nutrition and currently serves on two boards – the Expert & Medical Advisory Board for the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference and the Board of Directors for Plant-based Prevention of Disease (P-POD). She founded and maintains PlantBasedResearch.org, an online database of peer-reviewed, scientific research and other resources relevant to plant-based nutrition, as well as Sustainable Diet, a comprehensive support program for plant-based eating. Her new book, A

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Student Spotlight: Jackson Long – Applied Nutrition Program

Jackson Long, Student in the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program
Jackson Long, a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition student from Boulder, Colorado, is passionate about plant-based eating and living a healthy lifestyle. Jackson’s interest in nutrition was piqued during his time as a competitive cyclist, as he sought out the optimal diet for his athletic performance. His initial interest in nutrition gradually grew into a passion for helping others on their own health journeys, which ultimately led him to UNE. From Competitive Cycling to Nutrition Growing up in Sun Valley, Idaho, Jackson participated in and loved outdoor sports from a young age. He spent much of his free time skiing and then later got into cycling. This passion for physical fitness led Jackson to study integrated physiology at the…

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Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Blankenship – Applied Nutrition Program

Tyler Blankenship, Master of Science in Applied Nutrition Student
Tyler Blankenship, Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR), from Orlando, Florida, is a student in the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program. Tyler’s background includes working as a chef at Walt Disney World, as a restaurant nutritionist at Sea World and also in nutrition management at a long term care facility. From Chef to Dietary Management Prior to beginning his master’s degree with UNE, Tyler flexed his culinary chops working as both a sous chef and nutritionist at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Armed with degrees in culinary arts and culinary nutrition from Johnson & Wales University, Tyler cooked at Four Star, Five Diamond restaurants at Disney. With a developing interest in nutrition, he moved on to a nutritionist position for…

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Student Spotlight: Laura Rosales – Applied Nutrition Program

Laura Rosales, RN - Master's in Applied Nutrition Student
Laura Rosales, R.D. is a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (MSAN) student from El Paso, Texas. She’s a busy working mother who enjoys the academic challenge of pursuing her master’s degree while managing her daily schedule. Prior to beginning her degree with UNE, Laura gained extensive experience in many areas related to the field of nutrition. Pursuing a master’s degree in nutrition had been a goal of Laura’s for a long time and she is thrilled to be taking this next step online with the University of New England. A diverse career Currently Laura works as a nutrition consultant educating families, caregivers and individuals with special needs on dietary requirements, conducting dietary assessments and developing eating plans. Laura believes…

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New and 100% online - Principles of Human Nutrition

New Online Course Principles of Human Nutrition
New online classes begin twice a month Registration deadlines for Principles of Human Nutrition and the entire suite of Science Prerequisite for Health Professions online classes are on the first and third Monday of each month. Secure your spot today! Register Now Not all online nutrition courses are the same. UNE Online has a brand new online nutrition course, 100% online, with fresh, custom-developed content. Principles of Human Nutrition is a 3-credit, science-oriented, introductory online nutrition course. Course content focuses on the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention in relation to personal health choices. Emphasis is placed on the nutrient requirements of healthy individuals, nutrient categories and their characteristics, physiological functions, metabolism, and food sources. Who is…

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UNE Attends FNCE Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
The University of New England Graduate Program in Applied Nutrition was pleased to exhibit at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), the world’s largest annual meeting of food and nutrition professionals, on October 15-18 in Boston, MA. UNE attends FNCE annually.  FNCE is hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest charitable organization focused on food, nutrition and dietetics. FNCE provides a venue for people and organizations showcasing the latest information and innovations related to industry trends, academics, and research in food and nutrition sciences. Continuing your Applied Nutrition education There is a great deal of value at FNCE in the continuing education aspect of the conference, and the Graduate Program in Applied Nutrition…

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Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Annual Conference

SNEB Conference 2016
Applied Nutrition Program Manager Ellie Dodge, Ph.D., and Senior Marketing Manager Victoria Hartig of UNE Online, attended the annual Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) conference in San Diego, CA this year. In addition to being available to meet potential new students and faculty at our booth in the exhibit hall, they also represented the University of New England in the national conversation on nutrition. “The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is a great resource for our students. Membership in any professional organization brings with it a variety of benefits including access to experts in the field as well as knowledge of current and breaking research and education initiatives, networking opportunities, and the potential to meet new colleagues…

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UNE Announces New Master of Science in Applied Nutrition Online

Applied Nutrition
The University of New England’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies is excited to announce the opening of a new Master of Science in Applied Nutrition online. The mission of the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the nutrition field, to advance knowledge and expand skills that promote excellence and innovation in all areas of nutrition practice, and to emphasize evidence-based best practices to support the well-being and health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities through education, research, and service. New program, experienced leadership UNE Online welcomes Elizabeth Dodge, M.S., Ph.D. to the role of Applied Nutrition Program Director. Dodge joins the College with more than twelve years of experience in the…

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