Braden Sowle, left, and Mike Zemanovic, dietetics students at UW-Stout, prepared fruit kabobs while participating in Veggin’ Out, a field experience project to promote healthy eating. (Eau Claire Leader- Telegram/Steve Kinderman)
Last summer, seven students majoring in dietetics got firsthand experience in promoting good nutrition by offering tips on healthy and cost-efficient eating.
The field experience program Veggin’ Out allowed students Meredith Johnson, Holly Gilbertson, Christina Mouzes, Jennah Brodersen, Mike Zemanovic, Jason Ewoldt and Braden Sowle to let their creative juices flow by demonstrating fun and healthy ways to prepare fruits and vegetables. In pairs, the students took turns doing food demonstrations and offering samples to passers-by at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market three days a week.
“It’s a nice chance to broaden what you know,” Zemanovic said. “All the time in the classroom, you’re learning ‘B-12 does this.’ ... Now we’re practicing marketing skills.”
The project is part of the Eau Claire City-County Health Department WIC Program and with the university provides students a means to accomplish the 320 hours of field  experience required in their major.

Summer Outlook 2012