Why join? There are some great benefits of membership in the Benedictine University Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (sAND), including:

  • Networking
  • Increasing your knowledge of nutrition
  • Community involvement
  • Interaction among peers
  • Develop leadership skills. Serve in an office!
  • Volunteer experience
  • Partial subsidy of end of year banquet
  • Information on scholarships, by-laws and membership directory
  • Eligible for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics can join the West Suburban Dietetic Association.
  • Looks good on your resume!
  • Experiences to remember forever!
  • Having FUN!

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (sAND) has sponsored, hosted, or assisted in planning many activities over the years. Some of these activities were:

  • Bake Sales
  • Guest Speakers
  • Community Nutrition and Health Fair
  • Tours of Supermarkets and Food Manufacturing Companies
  • Bean Bag Tournament
  • Thanksgiving Day Food Drive
  • Volunteering at PADS Shelter, Soup Kitchens, and Food Banks
  • Cookbook Fundraiser
  • Assisting at Chicago Marathon
  • Walk-A-Thon
  • Ethnic Food Restaurant Outing
  • Annual Nutrition Department Banquet

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (sAND) often is solicited for input when the Nutrition Department coordinate educational activities for professional development. Some examples of these activities include:

  • Guest Speakers and classes
    (e.g., cooking class, wellness, career)
  • Annual presentation series about planning for the future
    (e.g., what is a dietetic internship, how-to complete the forms, graduate school)
  • Attend the Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    (when held in Chicago)
  • Attend Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Spring Assembly (March)

Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics' Mission

The mission of sAND is to apply our knowledge and communication skills in order to educate the entire Benedictine University community (including ourselves) about the relationship of nutrition to health and well being.  This will be accomplished by the combined efforts of all the club members, through philanthropic events, seminars, and fun activities.

Nutrition Club Board 2016 - 2017
  • President - Tatiana Arturo
  • Vice-President - Janet Beltran
  • Treasurer - Megan Reff
  • Secretary - Anam Fatima

s.A.N.D. - September 2016 Calendar (click for details)

Upcoming Events

2016 Pre Match - Dietetic Internship
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

2016 Pre Match - Dietetic Internship

Date: October 14

Time: - 11:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Ms. Julie Moreschi    630.829.6548

Event Description:

Please see announcement below:

2016 Pre Match Revision

COEHS Community Symposium - Mental Health and Well-being
Main Campus in Lisle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

COEHS Community Symposium - Mental Health and Well-being

Date: October 27

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 411

Event Sponsor: COEHS

Contact: Dr. Sunil Chand    (630) 829-1930

Event Description:

Fall 2016 Community Symposium: Risk and Resilience in Adolescence 
A community forum presented by 
Benedictine University's College of Education and Health Services 

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Goodwin Hall, Room 411 
The event is free and open to the public

Benedictine University is privileged to welcome Dawn Bounds, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush University College of Nursing, as the speaker for the Fall 2016 Community Symposium.  

Dr. Bounds will discuss adolescent behaviors related to threats and disorders, challenges, trauma and its effect on the brain, and promoting resilience. 

Her research interests include commercial sexual exploitation, the psycho-neuro-immunological impact of complex trauma and the link between trauma and juvenile justice. 

Dr. Bounds is also a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, author and co-project director of the Dedicated African-American Dad Study, and has presented widely on topics of mental health, equity and commercial sexual exploitation. 

 For more information, contact Sunil Chand at or (630) 829-1930.

NUTRITION - Community Health Fair
Main Campus in Lisle
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

NUTRITION - Community Health Fair

Date: December 07

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon Atrium

Event Sponsor: Nutrition Department

Contact: Ms. Anna Shlachter

Event Description:

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Department of Nutrition
Benedictine University

Catherine Arnold, MS, EdD, RD.
Department Chair

Egle Liutkus
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (630) 829-6596

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 224
Lisle, IL 60532

Fax: (630) 829-6595