Department of Nutrition

Are vegan diets better for controlling diabetes than American Diabetes Association recommendations? Evaluating the claims of “What the Health”

by Anna Huffman, Graduate Nutrition Student

Claims made in the “What the Health” documentary raised many concerns over the scientific efficacy of these statements. One of the less outlandish claims, as compared to “eating one egg is equal to smoking five cigarettes,” was that a vegan diet improves glycemic control and lipids more than conventional… more »

Class of 2016: Gregory LaFortune – Healthy Food Advocate

Nutrition undergraduate student Gregory LaFortune was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11. This diagnosis propelled him to study how nutrition affects the body, majoring in nutrition at Georgia State to help others learn about healthy eating habits.

LaFortune is Haitian and passionate about educating the Haitian community in regards to following a balanced diet. He… more »

Nutrition Student Program Receives University Awards for Service

Students in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions are positively impacting communities near and far. Georgia State honors this impact by awarding the Department of Nutrition’s student-run Panther’s Pantry the 2016 Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Community Service and Social Justice: Outstanding Student Organization.

Students with food insecurity are welcomed… more »

Nutrition Students Tie for Second Place in Graduate Research Conference

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held its first Graduate Research Conference April 11. More than 25 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy presented 16 posters.

Winners of the first Lewis School Graduate Research Conference were Sheela Shah and… more »

Graduate student named GAND Student of the Year

Wendy Hermes, graduate nutrition Coordinated Program student, recently received the Coordinated Program Student of the Year from the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Hermes earned the award in part due to her research poster presentation at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference. The presentation showed preliminary results of her thesis research on the effects of… more »