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Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) is a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Our mission is to provide resources and support which empower BHN members to excel in the areas of addictions, eating disorders, intellectual & developmental disabilities, and mental health. Within those specialties, we strive to optimize the physical and cognitive health of those we serve through nutrition education and behavioral health counseling.

This is our student blog, BHN Students, which was created for our students by our students. All of our articles are are original contributions by BHN student members, and we are very proud of that! We work hard to give our students plenty of opportunity to learn, grow, share, and volunteer.

If you are a student member and would like to contribute to the blog, or learn about other opportunities within BHN, send an email to studentliaisoncommittechair@bhndpg.org. In your email, be sure to include a bit of information about yourself so our Student Liaison can place you correctly.

BHN website: http://www.bhndpg.org/

Recent Posts

Struggling to Stay Sane When Your Life’s Turned Upside Down?

by Tessa LaVarta. If I was told three months ago that I would not be finishing the rest of the school year in person, that I would be taking online classes while quarantining in my hometown, and looking to an unforeseeable future of when the next public event will take place, I would have no … Continue reading Struggling to Stay Sane When Your Life’s Turned Upside Down?

Universities: Potential Eating Disorder Breeding Grounds

by Natalie Colantuono Through my last four years at the University of Pittsburgh as a dietetics major, I have gained an extensive amount of knowledge on the biochemical metabolism of food, the medical nutrition therapy for various conditions, and the role of a dietitian in the community. These were all topics I expected to be … Continue reading Universities: Potential Eating Disorder Breeding Grounds

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Importance of Family-Centered Practice in Pediatrics

By Shannon Frizzell I am currently completing my dietetic internship through the coordinated program at the University of Pittsburgh. Through this program I have had the exciting experience of being involved in Pitt’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) Program as a nutrition and dietetics trainee. The LEND program has provided me … Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Importance of Family-Centered Practice in Pediatrics

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