Sustainable, Practical and Realistic Approaches to Optimal Aging

Posted On February 7, 2018
Categories News

Christine Rosenbloom, nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University, provides commonsense guidelines and tips for optimal health as we age in her new book “Food & Fitness After 50: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well.”

Rosenbloom, along with her co-author, Bob Murray, aims to help older adults make choices that are practical and useful to… more »

Infant Nutrition and Development of Type 1 Diabetes – Is It Possible to Prevent Diabetes by Avoiding Cow’s Milk?

Posted On January 5, 2018
Categories News, Nutrition

The long-awaited result of the TRIGR Study published this week shows that baby formula in which the cow’s milk proteins have been split does not prevent type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk for type 1 diabetes.

Previous studies have reported that early exposure to complex foreign proteins, such as cow’s milk proteins, may… more »

Nutrition Welcomes First Ph.D. Student

Posted On August 31, 2017
Categories News

Rami Najjar is the first non-nursing Ph.D. student in Lewis College history when he begins the Doctor of Chemistry with a concentration in nutritional sciences this fall.

Najjar developed his passion for nutrition research and its impact on chronic disease prevention while an undergraduate at the University of Houston. As a Ph.D. candidate, he plans… 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 »

Department Earns “Noteworthy Practice” Distinction

Posted On March 9, 2016
Categories News, Nutrition

Congratulations to the Department of Nutrition Coordinated Program and Jessica Todd, program director. The program received one of the three noteworthy dietetics practices honors among the ACEND-accredited programs. (ACEND is the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.)

The department received the distinction for the “Program Improvement” category. Todd credits the use of… more »