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 2021-2022 Peer Nutrition Educators

 

Brianna Cannova

Brianna Cannova

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Flowery Branch, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

Favorite Food: Pizza

I am a PNE because I am passionate about community nutrition and wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to help share what my degree is teaching me about Nutrition Science and how food can benefit everyone’s lives.

 

Laney Griffin

Laney Griffin

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Oglethorpe, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

Favorite Food: Pizza

I became a peer nutrition educator because I wanted to use my passion for healthy eating to help those around me. Nutrition is all about a healthy and balanced diet.

 

Lauryn Griffin

Lauryn Griffin

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Oglethorpe, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

Favorite Food: Pizza

I thought this would be a great way to get to be a positive influence on people around campus and to show my passion for nutrition. It would also allow me to become out of my comfort zone of speaking in front of people.

 

Megan Govedich

Megan Govedich

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Dacula, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics and Psychology

Favorite Food: All things sweet! Oh, and Mexican food.

I want to share my passion for nutrition and health with my peers through using all of the information I’ve learned from my undergraduate program to inform and inspire them on how to live healthier lives!

 

Sam Hill

Sam Hill

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Woodstock, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Nutritional Sciences

Favorite Food: I love all foods, but my heart is with Chipotle.

Hi, my name is Sam and I am a PNE for the 2021-2022 school year. I LOVE eating all kinds of foods and being creative in the kitchen! I want to help our community through nutrition education so that we all can find the nutritious foods we actually love!

 

Starlyn Street

Starlyn Street

Peer Nutrition Educator

Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

Major: 4th Year Dietetics

Favorite Food: Anything sweet

I chose to be a PNE because I am passionate about nutrition. I want to help my peers make healthier diet choices.