Kelsey Morse has always been passionate about helping others, and when she was able to intersect that passion with her newfound love of health and nutrition, she knew it was a match made in heaven.
As part of her independent study in the dietetics program, Kelsey and two classmates developed a program to educate CMU faculty and staff about healthy eating choices and nutrition.
The group led faculty and staff on tours of local grocery stores, teaching them about healthy options and how to read and interpret nutrition labels.
“I’m really passionate about helping people with their health and nutrition, and knowing that chronic disease is becoming more and more prevalent in the United States and around the world, being able to educate people on nutrition and how to prevent chronic diseases is incredibly important,” said Kelsey.
When Kelsey began looking for schools to transfer to, CMU’s top-notch dietetics program and vast resources drew her to apply. Once she came to Central, however, it was the people that made the experience for her.
“I’ve found such a big support group at CMU. All the students in the dietetics program are really passionate about the program and helping each other succeed by forming study groups or through clubs. And the teachers have been a really good support group as well,” Kelsey said.
Kelsey said she’s incredibly grateful for the opportunities the dietetics program has offered her, especially the chance to work with the community in a health and nutrition capacity while she’s still an undergraduate.
Kelsey is a member of the Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
After graduation, she would like to work in a community health and nutrition setting.
Kelsey’s grocery store tours are a free benefit offered to CMU faculty and staff who participate in the CMU Wellness program.