MSN Student at Bethel College Produces Brochure on Healthy Giving: Identifying Health Food Selections

As a part of the course MNUR 521 Specialty Practicum at Bethel College in Mishawaka Ind., Jan Torma RN, BSN, who is a student in the Master of Science for Nurse Educators program, produced a brochure on Healthy Giving to accompany a presentation at a local St. Vincent DePaul Meeting.  Jan Torma is presently employed at Ivy Tech as nursing faculty. The brochure explains the USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid along with guidelines to consider when choosing healthy foods to donate to local food pantries. In addition, she has been approached by staff from the Emergency Assistance and Food Pantry and the local Vincentians to use the brochure for educational distribution in parishes and parish schools. This project, related to health promotion and in cooperation with various community agencies, meets the health promotion objectives for the course and directly improves the health of the community.


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Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 12 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.

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