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If the resolve for your New Year's healthy weight loss resolution is already starting to crack, you may want to watch this week’s Penn State Facebook Live session. Penn State researcher Penny Kris-Etherton will talk about research on how canola oil and a healthy diet may lead to weight loss at noon on Jan. 18 via the Penn State Facebook page.


Scott Smith, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and doctorate in nutrition at Penn State, visited University Park in 2015 as the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Distinguished Speaker. As part of his visit, Smith stopped by various classrooms to talk with students about space research, his career, and internship opportunities with NASA. His visit to Allie Cailliau’s class proved to be impactful for her.


Scott Smith, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and doctorate in nutrition at Penn State, visited University Park in 2015 as the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Distinguished Speaker. As part of his visit, Smith stopped by various classrooms to talk with students about space research, his career, and internship opportunities with NASA. His visit to Allie Cailliau’s class proved to be impactful for her.


NUTR 456 class, as part of field work, host community nutrition education fair on Nov. 29 at Ferguson Township Elementary School for CEEL - the after school program- for about 55 elementary aged children. The NUTR 456 students used interactive games and booths to engage the children in healthy eating and nutrition.


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.