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MELISSA PETERSON

210 Manor Road | Plantsville, CT 06479 | 860-719-7910 | mp.melissapeterson@gmail.com


EDUCATION
University of Connecticut: Graduated December 2014
Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and Horticulture
Didactic Program in Dietetics
GPA: 3.51
DPD GPA: 3.43
Certified Professional Food Manager
WORK EXPERIENCE
The Summit at Plantsville: September 2014 to Present

Dietary Aide
Set up and deliver beverage carts to the five units
Assist baker with serving breakfast
Clean up: sweep and mop the floor, wash and put away the dishes, take out the
garbage
Roll silverware
Set up steam table
Plate food for specialty diets such as diabetic, heart healthy, dysphagia, and pureed
diets
Training as a Baker
Review resident dietary changes and enter changes into GeriMenu program
Print meal tickets for the next two days
Prepare desserts including puree and slurry desserts
Prepare sandwiches

Goodwill: March 2011 to August 2011

Cashier

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Mercy Housing and Shelter: November and December 2010, April 2011

Prepare and serve food


Decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Food Drive: November 2010


Create fliers to advertise event
Collect food and other items such as soap, shampoo, and toothbrushes for
Mercy Housing and Shelter
HuskyTHON Dancer: 2013 and 2014
18 hour dance marathon to raise money for the Connecticut Childrens Medical Center
Relay for Life: 2007 to 2011
Walk for Diabetes with the University of Connecticut Nutrition Club: 2012
Apple Harvest Festival: 2008 to 2013
Volunteered at different food and beverage booths during the festival
FOODSERVICE EXPERIENCE
Dietary aide at The Summit at Plantsville: September 2014 to Present
Training as a baker at The Summit at Plantsville: December 2014

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
Shadowed the dietitian at ShopRite in Southington, CT: August 2014
Event: Kailees Produce Picks- In store Tasting: 2 hours
Event: Edible Books Program- Healthy Desserts Seminar at the Southington
Public Library: 2 hours
Mercy Housing and Shelter
Husky Reads: Fall 2013
Read nutrition themed books to children at a pre-school in Hartford, CT
Gave the children samples of healthy snacks
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Shadowed a dietitian at The Summit at Plantsville and The Alzheimers Resource
Center: October 2014
Learned methods of patient record keeping and how to record diet changes
Observed methods of food service
Sat in on family meetings to discuss patients
MEMEBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
Vice President of the University of Connecticut Horticulture Club: 2013 to 2014
Assist the president
Help plan events
Attend all meetings and events
Alima International Dance Association: 2013 to 2014
University of Connecticut Nutrition Club: 2012
Walk for Diabetes
Student Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: 2013 to Present
Connecticut Public Interest Resource Group: 2010 to 2011
Helped plan community events such as a canned foods drive and volunteering
at a shelter
2014 CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Fall Meeting, Exhibits, and
Posters: November 2014
Alpha Lambda Delta: 2011
National academic honor society for students who maintained a 3.5 or higher
GPA and were in the top 20% of their class during their first year of higher
education
Hunger Banquet: 2013
Students were split into low, middle, and upper class to see a representation
of the reality of poverty in the world.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Bobb-Koths Plant Science Scholarship: 2010, 2012, 2014
Horace & Gladys Murphy Scholarship: 2012, 2014
CT Horticulture Society Scholarship: 2012
Paul Schur Environmental Health Scholarship: 2012, 2013
Hilda and Eugene Purrington Scholarship: 2013
Joseph M. Lent Scholarship: 2013
K&M Connelly Sisters Scholarship: 2013, 2014
Deans List
Girl Scout Silver Award

COMPUTER SKILLS
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Experience with the nutrition software NutriBase
PERSONAL INTERESTS
My interests include dancing, cooking, traveling, playing the keyboard, sewing, and
beading.