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 »
In a bright community center classroom, a young woman leads several older women in preparing a healthy Thai peanut salad. While the women may have cooked family meals for years, they now explore new ways to make tasty, healthier dishes just for one or two. All members of the Toco Hills Naturally Occurring Retirement Community… more »
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 »
Diana Parker, nutrition student, feeds her fellow students through the student-run Panther Pantry. And recently, her efforts as well as those of her nutrition classmates, were recognized with the a 2016 Carl V. Patton President’s Award for Community Service and Social Justice: Outstanding Student Organization.
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 »
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 »
The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) will close on May 31, 2017, therefore the Department of Nutrition no longer accepts students into the DPD program. Students who do not complete their DPD course requirements by May 31, 2017 will not be considered graduates of an ACEND accredited DPD. The undergraduate degree offered by the Department… more »
Nutrition assistant professor, Desiree Wanders discusses recent research that shows certain kinds of fats may aid in weight loss in an article for The Conversation. Wanders explains what fat does for the human body and how some fat protects the body against insulin resistance, as well as insulates against cold and… more »
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 »
Dr. Nomeli Nunez, Associate Professor of Nutrition, presents “Determining the Mechanism by which Alcohol Affects Breast Cancer Development” on Tuesday, Dec 9, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 839 of Urban Life. The seminar is open to the university public and RSVPs are not required.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.… more »