Hello everyone, I just wanted everyone to know about the awesome events happening within nutrition realm at Texas Woman’s University. The Food and Nutrition Network (FNN) is a student organization at Texas Woman’s University comprised of various nutrition majors. I love being involved in this organization because it allows me to use my love for food to serve my community. Several opportunities are offered to student members throughout the year to give back to the community. One volunteering opportunity was the fundraiser held at Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream.
Texas Woman’s University Food and Nutrition Network hosted their first fundraiser of the year at Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream. Once a year Beth Marie gives FNN 30% of their earned sales for three hours. The only requirements are that FNN members volunteer to serve guest ice cream. The members of FNN that dedicated their time were Sana Khalid, Katheryn Besadesky, Adrian Boulter, Renee Covey, Jennifer Null, and Lorena Galindo. On top of that, TWU nutrition department’s students and faculty members took a break and came to support the event.
The money earned from this night of fun goes to a local North Texas Food Bank. We raised over $260 for the North Texas Food Bank! The Food and Nutrition Network had a blast working with Beth Maries and looks forward to the years to come.
Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream is well known in the Denton community for their unique flavors and names. UNT is the other local school in Denton and Beth Marie’s offers a Mean Green ice cream. FNN is currently holding an ice cream naming contest to have their own ice cream that shows school spirit for TWU!
Are your dietetic/nutrition organizations participating in cool events like these? Please send a blog about them to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be entered into a raffle for cool dietetic prizes!
About the Author:
Jamala is a senior dietetics student at Texas Woman’s University. In her spare time, she loves to workout, volunteer at the soup kitchen (Our Daily Bread) and the inclement weather shelter (Monsignor King Outreach Center). She is the Historian for TWU’s Food and the Nutrition Network and also serves as TWU’s student liaison for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.