University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

INMED students to learn about family meals

High school student participants in the Indians into Medicine Program (INMED) will soon have the opportunity to learn about the importance of family meals.

Karina Wittmann, registered dietitian, will visit with the high school students June 20 during their wellness sessions at the Wellness Center in June, as a part of INMED’s Summer Institute Program.

The students will learn about the importance of eating meals with their families, as well as ways to make it easier and most enjoyable to eat together as a family.

As a Kids Eat Right Campaign Volunteer, Wittmann was awarded one of 50 mini-grants by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to support such initiatives. Kids Eat Right is a platform designed to ensure that sound nutrition recommendations are part of childhood obesity prevention.

The Summer Institute Program is a six-week enrichment session for American Indian students at the junior high, high school and medical preparatory levels. The summer programs are designed to bolster participants' math and science skills, introduce health career requirements, and help develop potential for success in health science careers.

-- Erin Dickson, coordinator of communications, Wellness Center, 777-0232,

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