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Sep 7 2018

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Enhancing human health and quality of life through education, research, and outreach in food and nutrition sciences. The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) at Iowa State University (ISU), located in the heartland of the United States, is among the top programs in the nation. Administered by the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Human Sciences, FSHN offers significant opportunities for students to study in fully equipped, state of the art laboratories; network with professionals and alumni through student organizations and professional associations; study abroad in places like Spain, India, and Peru. Our world-renowned faculty provide expertise on a diverse range of topics surrounding food and nutrition. They are on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research such as the nutritional relationships in cancer, diabetes and obesity and the development and production of new food products that promote health and prevent disease. Collaborating with the BioCentury Research Farm. Center for Crops Utilization Research. Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute. Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center. and Nutrition and Wellness Research Center. and others, FSHN students and faculty are promoting health and well-being through food and nutrition.

FSHN Department News

Iron availability research creates worldwide food security
Iowa State University food and nutritional scientists are at the heart of an initiative to create food security around the world by improving the nutritional value of existing foods.

First round of Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Program a success
Ten students gathered on Iowa State University’s campus to spend the months of June and July conducting research and learning about Iowa’s local food systems.

Dean’s Faculty Fellow prevents foodborne illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports roughly 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die annually — making the safety of the global food supply a growing concern. Researchers like Iowa State University’s Byron Brehm-Stecher are confronting the challenge head-on. Brehm-Stecher, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition [ ]

Researchers study link between foodborne E. coli and UTI, sepsis, meningitis illnesses
Harmless strains of E. coli exist in the gastrointestinal tracts of all human beings. However, certain strains of E. coli are known for causing illnesses in humans.

Iowa State University research addresses health in aging adults
Ames, IA —Scientists representing universities throughout the country have teamed up for research and outreach to address ways to improve health disparities facing aging adults.

Personal rewards outweigh challenges faced on way to becoming a dietitian
While some students come to Iowa State University knowing what they want to study, others don’t make that decision until after they’ve arrived on campus. Such was the case with a Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) alumnus.

Diet, exercise, and counseling combine to limit weight gain during pregnancy
New research by Iowa State University shows that women can nearly double their chances of preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy — and ensure a healthier future for themselves and their babies — with a comprehensive “lifestyle intervention.”

Dedication ceremony scheduled for new food science lab at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — A newly renovated food science teaching laboratory, made possible by a charitable contribution from Mary A. Kelleher Nelson and R.W. Nelson and Kemin Industries, will be dedicated July 12 at Iowa State University. The dedication ceremony for the Kemin Food Science Laboratory, which is open to the public, will begin at 9 [ ]

American History TV to feature Iowa State lecture on the evolution of nutrition
Nutritional deficiency diseases such as goiter and rickets were common conditions in America 100 years ago, but now you rarely hear of such cases.

Experiencing the other side of Disney
Growing up, Taylor Dulaney and her family took annual trips to Walt Disney World in Florida. So when it came time for her to find an internship, it was no surprise her dream was to become a Disney intern.



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