Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

State of the College Address: We don’t tone things down!

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Just one year past its 30 year anniversary, the College of Public Health continues to kick things up a notch, as Dean Donna Petersen showed during her State of the College Address on October 13. From moving up five spots to number 16 in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings to an expanding global […]

Dr. Lauri Wright examines the impact of home-delivered meals for the elderly

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“Seniors that are malnourished are weaker, have less functionality and more hospital admissions,” said Dr. Lauri Wright, assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health. “It’s not a good course.” As an advocate of the Older Americans Act, Dr. Wright decided it was time to gather more tangible […]

Masters candidate Mindy Spyker receives Borlaug Fellowship for research in Tanzania

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“My practice is ­­research and program development,” said USF College of Public Health student Mindy Spyker. “My passion is for strong families and full bellies.” Spyker’s passion is reflected in her recent U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant for next year. According to the organization’s website, Borlaug research grants are awarded […]

Field experience is more than a graduation requirement

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One of the USF College of Public Health graduation requirements for an MPH degree is a supervised field experience. Similar to an internship in other disciplines, FE allows students to explore their academic interests in a monitored professional setting. According to the Council on Education for Public Health, the accrediting body for schools of public […]

Tips on how to be realistic with and successful in keeping New Year’s resolutions

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Lauri Wright, a registered dietitian and assistant professor at the University of South Florida, knows a thing or two about New Year’s resolutions. Forty-five percent of Americans make resolutions at the beginning of the year, she said, but only 8 percent manage to keep them. “Number one resolution: Losing weight,” she said. Stacey Scheckner, a […]

COPH doctoral student plans to use degrees to benefit needy communities

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The definition of public health differs from person to person.  To some, the study concerns the overall population’s health.  To others, it focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle.  To fourth-year PhD student Pamela Guevara, public health offers an opportunity to reach out to the sometimes overlooked communities in today’s world. “I truly want to reach […]

Dr. Lauri Wright named national nutrition spokesperson

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Lauri Wright, PhD, RD, LD, assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health, is one of 10 newly named national media spokespersons for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Each is selected to serve a three-year term on the 30-member board of registered dietitian-nutritionists. Collectively, they conduct more than 3,000 nutrition and healthful-eating interviews […]