Nutritional Sciences Newsletter

Department News

Previous research suggests that drinking wine in moderation can be good for your health, but new research indicates that drinking beer may also have health benefits.

Including canola oil in a healthy diet may help reduce abdominal fat in as little as four weeks, according to health researchers.

The College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society honored its 2016 award winners at the Oct. 28 College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Board Awards Dinner.

Penn State is leveraging its faculty expertise in nutritional sciences to offer a master’s degree that can be completed fully online through Penn State World Campus.

The College of Health and Human Development recently honored a number of faculty members with the Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of their outstanding instruction and dedication to undergraduate education.

The Penn State Alumni Association's Huddle with the Faculty series kicks off its 24th season Sept. 3 as Connie Rogers, an associate professor in Penn State's Department of Nutritional Sciences, will lead a talk entitled, "Lifestyle Practices for Cancer Prevention: Diet and Exercise Do Matter!" Huddle with the Faculty takes place at The Nittany Lion Inn on the Saturday morning of each home football game during the 2016 season.

Penn State’s Department of Nutritional Sciences students had a 76 percent acceptance rate into dietetic internships for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 application periods, exceeding the national average, and signifying a jump from recent years.

Lowering the risk for heart disease with healthy foods and recommended dietary patterns, monitoring fetal growth in pregnant women, and analyzing the impact of concussions in athletes are just some of the major health questions investigators analyze through studies at the Penn State Clinical Research Center.

The Student Nutrition Association is using a small project grant to distribute recipe cards to area food banks in an effort to make nutritious and affordable meals accessible to families in need.

Shawnee Kelly, instructor and academic adviser in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, is the recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award for 2015-16 through the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Kelly is currently serving as the Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics President.