Junior Nutrition Academy
What is Junior Nutrition Academy?
The Junior Nutrition Academy (JNA) gives pre-dietetics students--and any other students with a passion for healthy living--the opportunity to teach fun, interactive nutrition lessons to children in the Provo School District during their lunch hour.
How do I get involved?
Volunteers will be accepted at the beginning of Fall and Winter Semesters. If you wish to join later in the semester, email us at email@example.com or text one of the leaders for additional volunteer opportunities within the program. During the semester, we should respond to you within 2-3 days. We will reply to emails received during Spring and Summer Terms toward the beginning of Fall Semester.
Volunteers who join JNA must commit to at least one semester of teaching. Lessons are taught for 8 weeks beginning in the second month of each semester.
Please complete this mandatory 25-minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with the children.
My favorite part of my experience in this program is the relationships I get to make with others. I love getting to know the elementary school children over the course of the semester. They love to learn, and our lessons really do make an impact on them. It is hard to leave the last day because you have learned to love the kids so much and they love having us there!
Whenever I'd be teaching the kids at schools, the best part was hearing them make connections. We teach them about nutrition and they tell us how they will apply what they've learned. They want to try to be healthy and that makes me want to continue serving.