The Allen Center for Nutrition
The Allen Center for Nutrition at Cedar Crest College offers nutrition majors at Cedar Crest a chance to participate in community outreach.
Cedar Crest College believes strongly in the concept of civic engagement, and The Allen Center for Nutrition at Cedar Crest College provides students with a wealth of opportunities to help promote health and wellness—specifically related to nutrition—in the community.
The Allen Center’s Nutrition Outreach Program
The Allen Center is dedicated to promoting nutrition-related research and study and sponsoring programs to educate all age groups on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Primary components of The Allen Center’s Nutrition Outreach Program include:
- Community service projects and education on nutrition issues
- Community workshops and lectures for community groups, health care facilities, school districts, daycare centers, senior citizens, low-income families and minority organizations
- College workshops and lectures on healthy eating and fitness for the College's students, faculty and staff
Student Participation in Community Outreach Initiatives
Students at Cedar Crest College have participated in various Allen Center outreach efforts throughout the community. Following is a list of some of the organizations that have benefited from these efforts, as well as the topics highlighted by The Allen Center and the College students involved in these projects.
Lutheran Manor Care, Bethlehem
- Heart Health
- Diabetes Management
- Healthy Meal Planning on a Budget
Lehigh Valley Performing Arts Charter School, Bethlehem
- Healthy Eating and Body Image
- Nutrition Myths Debunked
Wellness Community, Bethlehem
- Nutrition and Cancer
- Healthy Weight
Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers, Allentown/Bethlehem
- Stop Light Strategy for Children (Pre-K Counts)
- Budget-Friendly Meal Planning for Families (Pre-K Counts Parents)
- Pediatric Obesity Seminar (Staff Development Day)
- Fun with Nutrition in the Classroom Seminar (Staff Development Day)
Kids in the Kitchen, Allentown
- Stop Light Strategy
- Nutrition for Your Infant
Notre Dame High School, Easton
- What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: All About Dietetics
Funding for Allen Center Programs
Allen Center programs are funded in part through generous and continuous support from the Allen Foundation of Midland, Mich. The Allen Foundation was established in 1992 by the late William Allen, former trustee of the College, and his wife, Roberta Ritter Allen, a Cedar Crest alumna, former trustee and benefactor of the College.