Navigation Links
Louisiana Tech students, faculty earn accolades from Louisiana Dietetic Association
Date:4/29/2010

RUSTON, La. Students and faculty from Louisiana Tech University's School of Human Ecology have been recognized by the Louisiana Dietetic Association (LDA) and afforded the honor of presenting to the membership at the 2010 Annual Meeting and Food and Nutrition Conference in Lake Charles.

Louisiana Tech students were also awarded two of the LDA's four scholarships with another receiving this year's Outstanding Dietetic Intern Award.

"LDA provides us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase Louisiana Tech's dietetic programs, our students and faculty," said Dr. Janet Pope, professor and associate dean for undergraduate studies in Louisiana Tech's College of Applied and Natural Sciences.

"Many LDA members are alumni of Louisiana Tech, and they always enjoy visiting with faculty and students and learning about Tech's current research and outreach efforts. It is especially exciting to see so many of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to present at a state-wide professional meeting."

Six poster presentations were given by teams of Tech students and faculty members, along with collaborators from other institutions.

  • The development of a low-fat, reduced sugar, gluten-free granola bar that is a good source of iron, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin (Garrett J. Serd, Sherryl R. Smith, and Christina E. Corkern).
  • The development of a reduced sugar, lower saturated fat, lower cholesterol, and higher fiber oatmeal raisin cookie (Hallie Dodson, Lisa Westmoreland, and Melissa Scala).
  • Comparison of two methods of delivery of diabetes education in a hospital sponsored diabetes education program (Lisa Post, Alice Hunt, Janet Pope, and Yeonsoo Kim).
  • Assessing the effectiveness of the Smart Bodies program in knowledge transfer and anthropometric changes among children in 1st grade through 5th grade (Sherryl Smith, Garrett Serd, Melissa Scala, Yeonsoo Kim, Mary Murimi and Cathy Judd (extension agent with the LSU Agricultural Center)).
  • Outcomes of patients who attended 1-4 scheduled appointments at a diabetes center (Meghan Tooke Kavanaugh, Alice Hunt, Janet Pope and Yeonsoo Kim).
  • Dietary patterns in children from low income single parent households (Chelsey Davis, Juhee Lee, Yunsook Lim, and Yeonsoo Kim).

Natalie Cannon, a junior nutrition and dietetics student from Minden, received the LDA Junior Merit Scholarship and Melissa Scala, a graduating senior, received the LDA Graduate Study Scholarship.

Brittany Kingsley, a dietetic intern and graduate student from Baton Rouge, was honored with the LDA's 2010 Outstanding Dietetic Intern Award.

LDA scholarships are presented to recognize outstanding students and are intended to aid and encourage students to pursue a career in dietetics.

"These three students are all very deserving," said Pope. "To receive LDA scholarships and awards, students obviously have to have strong academic records, but more importantly, they must demonstrate their commitment to the profession and their potential to make significant contributions in the future."

"Students from all the dietetics programs in the state are eligible to compete, so it is an honor for Louisiana Tech that our students compete so well."


'/>"/>

Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Louisiana Law Firm Neblett, Beard & Arsenault Launches New Foodborne Illness Site
2. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Louisiana is 46th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
3. Pew Report: Louisiana Failing to Address Childrens Dental Health Crisis
4. SHARECOR Partners With Quantros, Inc. to Facilitate Core Measures and Regulatory Reporting in Louisiana Hospitals
5. **In Case You Missed It** Louisiana Small Business Owners Need Health Care Reform
6. FRC Announces Campaign to Call Every Louisiana Household, Urging Opposition to Health Care Takeover
7. Travel Medicine becomes the official journal of RCPSGs Faculty of Travel Medicine
8. International summit seeks solutions to global shortage of nursing faculty
9. Children's National Welcomes New Faculty to the Nation's Children's Hospital
10. Muscle Angel Massagers™ Receive Accolades from Dentists and Hygienists
11. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Kicks Off Social Media Campaign to Help You “Move Forward”
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... ... Robert E. Burke, MD, PhD, had a successful career as a pediatrician ... could have led him down a much different path. , In his book, “Beyond ... Pediatrics,” Dr. Burke shares a personal account of the tribulations he encountered on his ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... The threat of nuclear warfare has long ... company involved in the underground testing of nuclear weapons. Years later, when her co-workers ... of the Cold War Nuclear Testing,” Clayton exposes the critical decisions made by agencies ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... , ... February 27, 2017 , ... ... an overview on laser diffraction analysis as a tool to characterize particle size ... and potential to obtain improved results and novel scientific findings. It describes methods ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Texas based retail electric company ... Power's RCE (Residential Customer Equivalent) count exceeds 150,000. , Discount Power ... customers and 2,250 RCEs at the time of acquisition. In the three years ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 27, ... ... transplant clinic serving San Francisco and environs, is proud to announce an upgrade ... research information on the upgraded Yelp page on topics as diverse as Platelet ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)... Feb. 27, 2017  A landmark study ... , MBBS, PhD, FRACS, of  Sydney Heart and ... Sydney will be published in the February 28, ... American College of Cardiology . According to the study, which ... bypass surgery technique (anOPCABG) reduced postoperative stroke ...
(Date:2/27/2017)...  International Biophysics Corporation, a global medical device manufacturer based ... 34% revenue growth in 2016 when compared to the previous ... growth was fueled by its AffloVest® sales in ... of its global sales of surgical product lines. ... enter our 25 th year in delivering high-quality, innovative ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... Md. , Feb. 27, 2017  RegeneRx ... a clinical-stage drug development company focused on tissue ... licensee for RGN-137, GtreeBNT Co., Ltd., received a ... Phase 3 clinical trial design for RGN-137 to ... wound healing gel that incorporates Thymosin beta 4 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: