Marywood University Hosts Dietitian Competition for Prospective Nutrition Students

Prospective students will be able to partner with a current Marywood University Nutrition and Dietetics major in a Dietitian Competition set for Friday, March 1, from 9:30 – 1:15 p.m., at the O’Neill Center for Healthy Families. Together, the students will create a dessert using a mystery healthy ingredient, and final dishes will be scored by a panel of judges.

This free event is a fun way to introduce a career in dietetics to interested students. To reserve a place in the cooking competition, registration is required by February 21.

Prospective students and their families also will be able to have conversations with admissions staff, and Q & A sessions will be held, as well as a complimentary lunch with faculty. Optional campus tours will be conducted following lunch.

To reserve a place in the cooking competition, register by February 21 at:

Learn about Marywood’s bachelor’s degree program in nutrition and dietetics at:

Contact Marywood’s Nutrition and Dietetics department at 570-348-6277 or with any questions.

Marywood University’s “Dietitian for a Day” Program

Marywood University is hosting a “Dietitian for a Day” program on Tuesday, March 29, from 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., in the O’Neill Center for Health Families on the University’s campus. The program is free and open to anyone considering a career in nutrition and dietetics.

The program offers students an opportunity to learn what a dietitian is and about the different areas in which dietitians practice. Attendees will gain hands-on experience in several practice areas including sports, clinical and community nutrition, food science, and food service. The program also includes a session with admissions and financial aid counselors, a tour of Marywood’s campus, and lunch. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the nutrition and dietetics faculty as well as current students.

Attendees will gain a clearer picture about the career opportunities for a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the types of classes, course material, and supervised practice involved in being a nutrition and dietetics major. Marywood’s Nutrition and Dietetics department provides coursework that prepares students to provide nutrition care in a variety of settings.

Register at to attend “Dietitian for a Day.” For additional information about Marywood University’s nutrition and dietetics program, please visit or call (570) 348-6277.