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…

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

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 information 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…

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…

Dr. Ellie Dodge

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ellie Dodge – Applied Nutrition Program

Dr. Dodge is the Program Manager 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…

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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…

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…

Leanne DiMaio, MBA, MPH

Faculty Spotlight: Leanne DiMaio – MPH Program

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…

Carol Marcotte

Making a Positive Difference in this World: UNE Online Faculty Member, Carol M. Marcotte, Ph.D.

Recently, UNE Online Faculty Member Carol M. Marcotte, Ph.D. (Associate Lecturer, Department of Education, MSE and CAGS Online Programs), collected 650 pounds of donations for St. Maarten schools devastated by Hurricane Irma. Dr. Marcotte has had a vested interest in St. Maarten for over 20 years. “I’ve had a timeshare in St. Maarten for over…

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Meet Our Team: Jonathan Chavoustie

At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. Meet Jonathan Chavoustie: Student Support Specialist for the Health Informatics and…

Crystal Dee, MSAN Applied Nutrition Student

Reflections of an Online Student: My First Grad Course

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…