Peer Nutrition Educators


What are Peer Nutrition Educators?

Peer Nutrition Educators are nutrition and dietetics students who have been trained by the UGA Dining Services' and the University Health Center’s Registered Dietitians to offer programs on a variety of nutrition topics and one-on-one nutrtition advisement.

Click here for information on applying to be a Peer Nutrition Educator.


Programs

Peer Nutrition Educators offer fun and informative programs to any interested UGA class or student group.

Popular program topics include:

  • Healthy Weight Management
  • Healthy Eating on the Meal Plan
  • Eating on the Run
  • Other topics are available upon request

For more information or to schedule a program, please email: pneadvisement@gmail.com


Nutrition Advisement

One-on-One nutrition advisement is also available through the Peer Nutrition Educators. Sessions are usually 40 minutes, free to UGA students, and include nutrition assessment and goal setting. Sessions are supervised by the Registered Dietitians of UGA Dining Services and the University Health Center.

To schedule a nutrition advisement session, please email: pneadvisement@gmail.com


Instructors

Katherine Ingerson

Katherine Ingerson

Dining Services Registered Dietitian

ingerson@uga.edu

Beth Kindamo

Beth Kindamo

University Health Center Registered Dietitian

bethkindamo@uga.edu


Meet your 2020 Peer Nutrition Educators

 

Flannery Daughtry

Flannery Daughtry

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Leesburg, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

I became a Peer Nutrition Educator because I am passionate about health and fitness and want to inspire others to learn how proper nutrition can change your life. I am a proud Georgia Bulldog, and I am so excited to give back to the UGA community!

 

Alejandra Delgado

Alejandra Delgado

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Gainesville, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

Favorite Food: Anything with tofu!!!

I am a Peer Nutrition Educator because I am passionate about health and nutrition and want to be able to help others through their nutritional journey. 

 

Courtney Keith

Courtney Keith

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Blakely, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

Favorite Food: Avocado

I'm a PNE because I believe nutrition is a component of health that can tremendously enhance the quality of one's life. It's an honor to be able to have a positive impact on the lives of other UGA students. Go Dawgs!

 

Julia Lance

Julia Lance

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Athens, Georgia

Major: 3rd Year Dietetics

Favorite Food: Waffles

Hi! My name is Julia Lance and I am a local from Athens, who grew up on the east side. I am a dietetics major and a research assistant here at the University of Georgia. I became a 2020 Peer Nutrition Educator (PNE) because I love the spirit that my professors, Mrs. Katherine Ingerson and Mrs. Beth Kindamo, share for health and nutrition. With their guidance and my fellow PNE's, we aim to make nutrition information easily accessible and engaging for other members within the Athens community!

 

Neil Maclang

Neil Maclang

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Nutritional Sciences

Favorite Food: I love eating and all types of food, but my favorite food is fried chicken.

I became a Peer Nutrition Educator because of my love for food and to help teach my fellow college classmates about healthy eating.

 

Dominique Miller

Dominique Miller

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Woodstock, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

I’m a PNE because I’m passionate about helping people through nutrition. As a college student, I understand it can be hard to navigate nutrition by yourself, so I’m here to help!

 

Shekiah Shannon

Shekiah Shannon

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Snellville, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

Favorite Food: Mangoes 

I became a PNE to convey the importance of the foods that nourish us all. Everyone eats. Why not ensure the foods we consume help us to live healthy wholesome lives? Nutrition education has a special significance that should be widely available for all students. Being a Peer Nutrition Educator has allowed me the platform to learn more while being a friendly peer teacher to the students on campus.