Joyful Eating Internship

Description: The Joyful Eating Intern is dedicated to helping increase education of body positivity and healthy relationships with food to students on campus.

Mission: This Intern will partner with the Student Health and Wellness Registered Dietitian to help create material and research ways to teach body positivity and help students understand gentle nutrition.

Values: Iowa State University promotes a positive, accepting environment of people all body type, races, genders, sexualities, and religions. The Joyful Eating Internship is intended to put more effort into having students accept the bodies they have as well as taking care of themselves both mentally and physically. This provides an opportunity for students to learn more about how to improve their relationship with food and receive any extra resources they may need.

Responsibilities: This intern assists the Student Wellness Dietitian in creating a comprehensive framework that serves the food, nutrition, and body image needs of all students. This student also compiles and creates nutrition resources to be used within the Student Health & Wellness unit. They create content-specific modules in Canvas to be used by students who need assistance with concerns such as meal planning, grocery shopping, general nutrition questions and nutrition therapy for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and low fiber intake.

If you have additional questions about the Joyful Eating Internship, please email