Nutrition Grad Student Brings Farm to Preschool

Despite an abundance of healthy food, many children grow up struggling with poor eating habits and food insecurity. Nutrition graduate student Diana Myers brings fun, creative ways to change these poor habits in preschoolers enrolled in the Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park.

Part of Myers’ required hours of practical community nutrition experience, her… more »

Common Drug’s Impact on Amino Acid Transporter May Offer Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients New Hope

Posted On July 2, 2018


ATLANTA–An amino acid transporter named xCT may affect the growth and progression of non-small cell lung cancer, a discovery that may predict the five-year survival rate of patients suffering from this cancer, now at 16 percent, researchers at Georgia State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have concluded.


The team, led by Xiangming… more »

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 »