Monthly Archives March 2014

SDFSA Officer Elections!

SDFSA Officer Elections are here!!!

Campus leadership experience is a must on a resume and it’s an amazing opportunity to make new friends within the department. – Amanda Blake ~ Editor

Network with fellow peers, leadership experience, professional growth, community engagement, improve your skills working in groups, meet the FCS staff, enjoyment, make friends, meet RDs in the Dietetic and food science field, market yourself… - Pedro Argueta ~ Vice-President 

Be an Officer!

3/25 – 4/1 Submit photo & Statement to VPs. [Statement 2-3 sentences only]

4/15 1-Minute speech at morning meeting

4/15 – 4/24 Voting on Moodle [ All membersthe meeting!

Officer Descriptions & Constitution are on Moodle and our website. E-mail Walter & Pedro with any questions.

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Relay For Life

Join our team, SDFSA, for this year’s Relay For Life!

Hosted by our Community Service Committee.

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.


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Food Forward Social Event

FOOD FORWARD: 4th Annual Spring CSUN Harvest!
When:  Sunday, April 13
Time: 12-3pm
Where: CSUN Orange Groves
Have fun enjoying the sun and picking fruit for the needy!
Last year they picked  20,000 pounds at CSUN.
Let’s represent SDFSA with great participation!
Hosted by our Social Committee, Chairwoman: Alyssa B.
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Link Here
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Fryman Canyon Social Event Hike!


Our next social event is here!!

Come join SDFSA for a FUN SOCIAL HIKE!!!

Our wonderful Social Committee is having another event, this time is a hike at Fryman. Come spend the morning getting to know members of SDFSA and experience a fun outdoors hike in too!

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When: March 16th
Time: 10am
Where: Fryman Canyon
3431 Fryman Rd.
Studio City, CA 91614


Fryman is off of Laurel Canyon Blvd.
just south of Ventura Blvd.

There is free street parking on Laurel Canyon
Otherwise paid parking in the lot off of Fryman

We’ll meet at the bottom of the hill by the parking lot.

Hosted by our Social Committee, Chairwoman: Alyssa B.

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SDFSA Textbook Scholarship!!






Being a member just got so much sweeter! I present to you the SDFSA Textbook Scholarship! 
Textbook_Scholarship_Application 2014 PDF copy

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Be a part of SDFSA’s E-Zine!

Have you considered writing for Food for Thought, the SDFSA newsletter? One way you can contribute is by modifying a paper you have written for a class you are taking. If you need help, email the paper to Amanda or Maria and we can help you adapt it! If you want to contribute an original piece, here are some topics you could write about:
  • Paleo diet
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • The new nutrition facts label
  • Relay for Life/Smoothie Day/Iron Matador (or other club events)
  • Added sugars
  • Increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables
  • How to modify a recipe to make it more healthy
  • Gluten-free – is it just a fad?
  • Becoming a vegan – what you need to know
Truly, the list is endless! We need your contributions to make Food for Thought a success. To sign up, register here, even if you don’t yet know...
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FDA Proposes Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label, which has not been updated since 2003. Michael Landa, the director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition says, “Obesity, heart disease and other chronic diseases are leading public health problems. The proposed new label is intended to bring attention to calories and serving sizes, which are important in addressing these problems. Further, we are now proposing to require the listing of added sugars.”


The proposed changes include:

  • Listing calories in bigger and bolder type.
  • Including the amount of “Added Sugars.” Americans currently consume 16 percent of their calories from sugars added during food processing and production.
  • No longer listing calories from fat. Total, saturated an...
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Food and Nutrition Lecture Series III

Welcome Back, Our next Food and Nutrition Lecture Series is Bone Health and Injury Among Athletes- Featuring Michelle Barrack-Gardner, Ph.D., R.D.!

Dr. Michelle Barrack-Gardner is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science. Her research interests include studying the interrelationships between nutrition, exercise, and bone health in adolescents, the Female Athlete Triad, and nutrition and sport performance.

When: March 18, 2014
Where: Sequoia Hall 112
Time: 1:00 PM

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