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SU Nutrition Alumni to Help Students Build Professional Social Media Presence
The importance of a professional presence in social media for dietitians and other nutrition professionals will be the focus of an interactive presentation by Falk College nutrition alumni and registered dietitians Lauren Carey and Allison Marco. The event will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Newhouse 3, Room 141.
Open to the campus community, the presentation, titled “Using Technology and Social Media to Leverage Your Career in Dietetics,” will explore the growing use of social media in dietetics practice and why it is one of the most important elements in the professional toolkit of today’s dietitians. The presentation will offer nutrition students, educators and practitioners best practices for leveraging social media while offering the general health care consumer useful insights on how social media can benefit personal health and wellness.
The use of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media tools to disseminate nutrition-related information continues to trend upward. Consequently, registered dietitians and other nutrition professionals can leverage social media to expand reach, foster engagement and increase access to timely, accurate and credible messages about what and how to eat to maintain health.
Carey is a registered dietitian at a private practice in East Brunswick, N.J., and is the co-founder of Baritrack, an app that offers support and tools for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. She is a certified LEAP specialist for food sensitivity testing for IBS, migraines and fibromyalgia, with additional certification in adult weight management.
As the food services registered dietitian at Georgetown University, Marco manages electronic nutrition tools for dining services, including its online menus, Facebook presence, nutrition blog and menu app. She provides nutrition counseling for students, faculty and staff at Georgetown University and employee training and wellness programs.
For more information about the presentation, contact the Falk College’s Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition at 315-443-5573.