Posts Tagged nutrition

COPH’s Dietetic Internship program receives ACEND accreditation

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The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board voted in July to accredit the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dietetic Internship program for a term of eight years.  The Dietetic Internship is integrated with an MPH (concentration in nutrition and dietetics). The 20-month long program gives […]

COPH faculty, students present research—and receive awards!—at nutrition conference

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Dr. Heewon Gray, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor and nutrition education expert, along with several COPH graduate students, recently presented at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) conference, held virtually in July. The SNEB is an organization “dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and […]

Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha aims to reduce salt consumption in Latin America

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World Salt Awareness Week is March 4-10 It is well-established that too much salt can have negative health effects, including high blood pressure and kidney problems. However, the average American consumes 1.5 times the recommended amount of sodium each day. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high […]

Childcare centers lack ‘breastfeeding friendliness’

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Health professionals can agree, breastmilk is magical. Its numerous benefits—protecting against ear infections, lowering risk of diabetes, decreasing childhood obesity, improving the health of the mother postpartum, the list goes on—are all backed by the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to […]

Doctoral student Acadia Webber presents at national nutrition conference

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Acadia Webber says that her public health practice is nutrition education among children and her passion is obesity prevention. It’s that passion that drove her to pursue a career in nutrition and her drive is not going unnoticed. In July, she attended the […]