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Indiana Free Library ABCs of Nutrition and Literacy Fair

Students from the Methods of Teaching class will sponsor a nutrition and literacy fair at the Indiana Free Library on Saturday October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The theme of this event will be the ABCs of Nutrition and Literacy, and it is designed for preschool children and their families.

Posted on 10/13/2016 12:03:09 PM

Past Dietetic Intern Willey Awarded Scholarship from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to Katheryn Willey of the Department of Food and Nutrition's Dietetic Internship program. 

Posted on 9/28/2016 3:02:02 PM

Bellinger Talks Family Nutrition to Local Church Group

Faith Bellinger, MS, RDN, LDN discussed “Family Nutrition” with 25 members of the Indiana Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Wednesday September 21, 2016.

Posted on 9/23/2016 2:37:18 PM

IUP Interns and Department of Food and Nutrition Participate in Health and Wellness Day

The IUP dietetic interns are sponsoring the community and kids’ tents at the Indiana Farmer’s Market’s Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, September 17. This event will feature free samples and activities for all ages.

Posted on 9/13/2016 9:00:15 AM

Clark Recognized as Outstanding Senior Teacher

Nicole Clark, assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, was honored on May 4, 2016, by the College of Health and Human Services.

Posted on 9/2/2016 11:51:47 AM

Laquatra Recognized for Outstanding Research by College of Health and Human Services

On May 4, 2016, Idamarie Laquatra (Department of Food and Nutrition) and Brandon Vick (Department of Economics) were recognized for their outstanding research proposal as the recipients of the Research Incentive Award from the College of Health and Human Services.

Posted on 9/2/2016 11:46:59 AM

Hsiao Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Research and Excellence in Teaching

Pao Ying Hsiao, assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Curriculum and Instruction and the 2015–16 Outstanding Junior Teacher Award.

Posted on 9/2/2016 10:57:31 AM

IUP Online Master’s Program in Nutrition Recognized as a Top 10 “Most Affordable” by Healthcare Administrative Degree Programs

IUP’s program was praised for offering students in-depth details concerning the core concepts of the field, including vitamins, carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and for helping students to learn about conducting research and giving food and nutrition recommendations based on scientific evidence.

Posted on 8/12/2016 3:46:00 PM

IUP Online Master’s Program in Nutrition Ranked in Top 20 by Affordable Colleges Online

Affordable Colleges Online, an education and industry resource for online education information, has ranked IUP’s Online Master’s program in Nutrition the 15th-best in the nation.

Posted on 4/20/2016 9:28:21 AM

Jones Recipient of Graduate Student Scholarship

The School of Graduate Studies and Research has awarded Taylor Jones a graduate student scholarship for the 2015–16 academic year.

Posted on 3/31/2016 11:50:28 AM

National Nutrition Professionals to Speak at IUP to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, supported by the Department of Food and Nutrition, will host two nationally recognized professionals in the field of health and nutrition in honor of National Nutrition Month 2016.

Posted on 3/22/2016 9:51:12 AM

Clark Recognized as Outstanding Educator

Nicole Clark, Department of Food and Nutrition, was honored as the Outstanding Educator for an undergraduate dietetic education program at both the state and national level.

Posted on 3/17/2016 10:38:18 AM

Food and Nutrition Students Raise Money for ICCAP

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics kicked off National Nutrition Month with a fundraising event to benefit the Indiana County Community Action Program. 

Posted on 3/4/2016 3:20:21 PM

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt to Benefit ICCAP

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics will host a Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, February 27, at the Giant Eagle on Ben Franklin Road in Indiana.

Posted on 2/25/2016 1:22:17 PM

Cold Hands, Warm Heart 5K Run and Nutrition and Fitness Fair to be Held

For the second year, the Department of Food and Nutrition is cosponsoring the annual Cold Hands, Warm Heart 5K Run and Nutrition and Fitness Fair, taking place Saturday, February 13.

Posted on 2/8/2016 10:23:40 AM

Dann Presents on Sports Nutrition at Two Meetings

Nicole Dann, instructor and registered dietitian in the Department of Food and Nutrition, was invited to give two sports nutrition presentations about "Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)" to audiences in western Pennsylvania on December 1 and 6, 2015.

Posted on 12/1/2015 6:54:34 AM

Laquatra Publishes Research Nutrition Fact Panel Revision

Idamarie Laquatra, assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, published the results of a consumer survey about the addition of the phrase "added sugar" on the revised Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) that is being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Posted on 12/1/2015 6:49:17 AM

Food and Nutrition Students Hold Event at Indiana Library

On Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, the "ABC's of Nutrition and Literacy" health and nutrition fair will be held at the Indiana Free Library on the corner of Ninth and Philadelphia streets in Indiana.

Posted on 11/11/2015 10:45:01 AM

Food and Nutrition Graduate Student Receives Scholarship

Taylor Simpson, graduate student and dietetic intern, received the Emerging Leaders Scholarship Award from Sigma Alpha Lambda.

Posted on 11/7/2015 4:54:54 PM

Seybold and Graduate Students Provide Latin American Foods for Walk Through Latin America

Jodie Seybold, instructor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, and graduate student dietetic interns will prepare traditional Latin American foods as part of the " Walk Through Latin America" exhibit that is part of the recognition of Day of the Dead.

Posted on 10/27/2015 7:28:49 PM

Clark Continues as a Certified Diabetes Educator

Dr. Nicole A. Clark DCN, RDN, CDE received notice that she has been re-certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

Posted on 10/27/2015 7:17:30 PM

Food and Nutrition Student Receives Writing Award

Amanda Wright, senior culinary dietetics major, was the first recipient of the Kathleen Jones White Student Writing Award that was presented on October 16, 2015 at the dedication of the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center.

Posted on 10/27/2015 12:17:38 PM

Student Association Donates to Nutrition Student after Unfortunate Loss

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) donated several gift cards to Amanda Tiell, a fellow major in the Department of Food and Nutrition, after she lost most of her belongings in a fire in her Copper Beach apartment right after she moved in.

Posted on 10/7/2015 10:22:19 PM

Clark and Hsiao Attend Malnutrition Workshop

In June 2015, Nicole Clark and Pao Ying Hsiao, Department of Food and Nutrition, attended a workshop about diagnosing malnutrition held at the Cleveland Clinic.

Posted on 7/28/2015 1:58:40 PM

Taylor-Davis and IUP Alumni Attend Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference

Stephanie Taylor-Davis and two Food and Nutrition alumni, Bethany Dawson and Erin Barbetta, enjoyed the presentations at the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior held in Pittsburgh on July 25–28, 2015.

Posted on 7/28/2015 1:50:46 PM

Food and Nutrition Faculty Member Co-Authors Article on Nutrient-Rich Foods Index Algorithm

Idamarie Laquatra, Department of Food and Nutrition, co-authored  “Applying a Nutrient-Rich Foods Index Algorithm to Address Nutrient Content of Food Bank Food” that was published in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Posted on 7/28/2015 11:20:39 AM

IUP Department of Food and Nutrition Sponsors Food Drive for 21st Year

The Department of Food and Nutrition will sponsor its “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” food drive on Saturday, April 25, benefiting local families through the Indiana County Community Action Program’s (ICCAP) food pantries.

Posted on 4/16/2015 3:16:16 PM

Hunger Awareness Week at IUP Begins April 25

Hunger Awareness Week at IUP, sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Department of Food and Nutrition, will be April 25 through May 2, 2015.

Posted on 4/16/2015 1:40:05 PM

Hsiao Publishes on “Dietary Patterns and Weight Change in Rural Older Adults”

Pao Ying Hsiao, assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, published “The Association of Dietary Patterns and Weight Change in Rural Older Adults 75 Years and Older” in the November 2014 online edition of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics

Posted on 4/14/2015 1:19:31 PM

Hsiao Recognized as Finalist in Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition

Pao Ying Hsiao, assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition, has been named a finalist in the American Society for Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition, recognizing the highest quality research presented by young investigators and students.

Posted on 3/24/2015 5:43:13 PM

National Nutrition Month Speakers Sponsored by Department of Food and Nutrition

Two invited speakers on Wednesday, March 18, will discuss “Translating Science into Policy: Putting Research into Action” and “Maximize Your Environment to Support Your Research: Examples from the Clinic, the Community, and Other Cultures.”

Posted on 3/13/2015 11:27:28 PM

Food and Nutrition Students Participate in Day of Dance

IUP Food and Nutrition students will participate in “Day of Dance” events at the Indiana Mall on Saturday, February 28, to promote good health and nutritious food choices.

Posted on 2/19/2015 11:35:37 AM

Food and Nutrition Cosponsors Cold Hands, Warm Heart Event

The third annual Cold Hands, Warm Heart Event on February 14 features a 5K run/walk, a health and fitness fair, and a healthiest dish cook-off.

Posted on 2/12/2015 10:54:09 AM

Fruit- and Vegetable-Focused Grocery Store Tour Training

Faculty member Jodie Seybold and IUP dietetic interns learned to give a fruit- and vegetable-focused grocery store tour from alumna Kim Jones, a registered dietitian who works for Giant Eagle.

Posted on 1/20/2015 3:45:12 PM

Seybold Receives Grocery Store Tour Grant for Spring 2015 Semester

Jodie Seybold, a faculty member in the Department of Food and Nutrition, was awarded a Grocery Store Tour Grant through the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Posted on 11/15/2014 2:05:31 PM

Food and Nutrition Day of Play 2014

On October 18, members of the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics participated in the “Day of Play” for Indiana county children and their families.

Posted on 10/20/2014 12:31:42 PM

The 2014–15 IUP Dietetic Internship Class

A new class of dietetic interns in the Department of Food and Nutrition started in August 2014 and are hard at work in their first rotation.


Posted on 9/26/2014 1:09:08 PM

Food and Nutrition Students Help at Community Garden Event

IUP Department of Food and Nutrition undergraduate students helped with the Indiana Community Garden Fall Clean Up on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Posted on 9/26/2014 12:47:47 PM

Food and Nutrition Welcomes Hsiao to Faculty

The Department of Food and Nutrition is excited to welcome Pao Ying Hsiao.

Posted on 9/26/2014 12:43:55 PM

20th Annual Community Nutrition Food Drive: Two Decades of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Students from the Community Nutrition class of the IUP Department of Food and Nutrition are collecting nonperishable food items, personal care items, and monetary donations for hungry families in Indiana county served by the Indiana County Community Action Program (ICCAP).

Posted on 4/30/2014 3:02:52 PM

Learn How to Portion Food(s): Nutrition Workshop, April 22

Learn how portion sizes for foods have changed, and participate in hands-on activities with portion sizes to help you be a better judge of what you eat.

Posted on 4/20/2014 5:52:13 PM

Don’t Forget: Nutrition Workshops, Monday April 21

Senior Food and Nutrition majors are sponsoring four Nutrition workshops for students on April 21. Learn about dietary fats, vegetarianism , alcohol choices and how to eat on the go.

Posted on 4/16/2014 9:18:24 PM

Food and Nutrition Students Offering Two Nutrition Workshops on April 15

Senior Food and Nutrition majors are sponsoring two Nutrition Workshops for students on April 15. Learn how to read a nutrition label, and how to have a healthy breakfast.

Posted on 4/14/2014 7:33:12 PM

Nutrition Workshop: Learn the Facts About Caffeinated Beverages

The next Nutrition Workshop for students,  “Would You Like Some Coffee With That Sugar?” is on April 14 from 4:00–4:30 p.m. in Room G-60 of the Center for Health and Well-Being.

Posted on 4/11/2014 2:51:56 PM

Food and Nutrition Students Participate in IUP Scholars Forums

Eight undergraduate and 12 graduate students from the Department of Food and Nutrition participated in the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums on April 1 and 2, 2014.

Posted on 3/30/2014 4:58:06 PM

Food Demonstrations at Day of Dance

Dietetic interns conducted food demonstrations at the Annual Day of Dance–Dance Party, held at the Indiana Mall on February 22, 2014.

Posted on 3/3/2014 7:11:28 PM

Community Garden Award

During Summer 2013, IUP faculty members Nicole Danne-Payne and Jodie Seybold gave demonstrations about fresh herbs, maximizing garden produce, and garden peppers at the Mack Park community garden.

Posted on 11/4/2013 11:43:05 AM

Laquatra Newest Faculty Member in Food and Nutrition

The Department of Food and Nutrition welcomes Idamarie Laquatra as its newest faculty member.

Posted on 10/30/2013 9:44:23 AM

Dann-Payne Places Eighth in Pittsburgh Marathon

Congratulations to Nicole Dann-Payne, a Department of Food and Nutrition faculty member, who placed eight overall for the women in the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon.

Posted on 5/7/2013 8:37:50 PM

Annual Food Drive Most Successful Ever

The 19th annual Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on May 4, 2013, was the most successful ever with over $4,500 and 970 pounds of donations!

Posted on 5/7/2013 8:18:03 PM

Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The 19th annual Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is this Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Posted on 4/30/2013 9:41:16 AM

Healthy Kids Day at Indiana YMCA

Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) members participated in Healthy Kids Day, a free event held at the Indiana YMCA on April 27, 2013.

Posted on 4/30/2013 9:29:52 AM

2013 Advisory Board Meeting

The Department of Food and Nutrition hosted the annual advisory board meeting on April 19, 2013. Over 25 regional professionals attended and shared their advice for department programs and activities with faculty members.

Posted on 4/27/2013 8:29:52 AM

Community Nutrition Students Meet with County Commissioners

Four students from the Community Nutrition class attended the Indiana County Commissioner's meeting on April 24, 2013, to promote the 19th annual Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Posted on 4/25/2013 4:07:27 PM

Cupcakes for a Cure

The 2013 Relay for Life at IUP event was held in the Zink Gym from noon on April 13 until 7:00 a.m. on April 14. The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics participated in this year’s event by hosting a table that sold “Cupcakes for a Cure.”

Posted on 4/24/2013 11:22:10 AM

Alumna Nelson Young Dietitian of the Year

Lori Nelson, class of 2002, was named Young Dietitian of the Year by the Florida Dietetic Association.

Posted on 4/22/2013 7:23:10 AM

“Quick and Lite Dinner Tonight”

Dietetic interns Molly Synder, Melanie Laird, and Francesca Calabrese hosted this cooking demonstration as part of the IUP Wellness Works Initiative on April 9, 2013.

Posted on 4/11/2013 12:00:03 PM

Indiana’s Cookin’ Event Raises over $9,000 for ICCAP

Diane Wagoner and Chef Al Wutsch, along with Food and Nutrition dietetic interns and student chefs from the Academy of Culinary Arts, helped raise funds for the Indiana County Community Action Program.

Posted on 4/4/2013 2:36:36 PM

Taylor-Davis Presents Nutrigenomics Lecture

On March 21, 2013, IUP dietetic interns attended their fourth meeting of the Dietetic Education Seminar Study Group. Stephanie Taylor-Davis, Food and Nutrition, presented the session on nutrigenomics.

Posted on 4/4/2013 2:26:36 PM

Nutrition Connections: Connecting You With a Healthful Diet

Are you confused about the food choices on campus? Get connected with Nutrition Connections, a free Nutrition Counseling Service, sponsored by the Department of Food and Nutrition, located in the Center for Health and Well-Being.

Posted on 3/12/2013 9:06:11 PM

Salute to Working Women

Frances Lechak, a registered dietitian at Memorial Medical Center and IUP Food and Nutrition Department alumnus, will give a speech entitled “The Challenge of Change” as part of the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Salute to Working Women on April 19, 2013.

Posted on 3/7/2013 9:43:09 AM

2013 National Day of Dance

Undergraduate nutrition majors from Dr. Rita Johnson's Community Nutrition class, as well as six Dietetic Interns, participated in the 2013 National Day of Dance for Your Health event at the Indiana Mall on February 23.

Posted on 2/26/2013 8:46:46 PM

High Impact Practices Conference

On February 14 and 15, 2013, Stephanie Taylor-Davis, along with a team of other IUP faculty and staff, attended Clarion University’s High Impact Practices Conference.

Posted on 2/22/2013 2:55:48 PM

Comfort Food Makeovers

Comfort foods received a makeover by dietetic interns Desiree Heckman, Anna Hummel, and Hana Smith at a food demonstration on February 12, 2013, in Ackerman Hall.

Posted on 2/14/2013 3:09:17 PM

Living Learning Presentation: A New Semester, A New Diet

Dietetic interns Anna Hummel, Desiree Heckman, and Hana Smith offered a presentation entitled “A New Semester, A New Diet” to residents in the Suites on Maple East on February 6, 2013, as part of the Living Learning series.

Posted on 2/14/2013 2:53:36 PM

Pasta La Vista, Baby!

Come join IUP dietetic interns, along with soon-to-be chefs from the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, at the annual Indiana’s Cookin’ event on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 2/13/2013 6:30:56 PM

Dietetic Intern Develops Exhibit for Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

IUP graduate student and clinical dietetic intern Melanie Laird presented an exhibit on “The New American Plate” at the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair on October 17, 2012.

Posted on 2/13/2013 10:43:17 AM

IUP students participate in national Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo

Several undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members made the trip to Philadelphia to attend. Four undergraduate and graduate students were chosen to participate as volunteers during the event.

Posted on 10/15/2012 1:20:06 PM

Students Help Grocers Fight Cancer

Members of SAND, the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, participated in the Grocers Fight Cancer event on October 4, 2012, at the Giant Eagle in Indiana.

Posted on 10/15/2012 1:07:19 PM

Food and Nutrition Department Advisory Board Meeting

The advisory board meeting for the Department of Food and Nutrition will be held on Friday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in Ackerman Hall.

Posted on 4/9/2012 7:41:35 PM

Name Change Announced for Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education

The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, known as CADE, has changed its name to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, known as ACEND.

Posted on 4/6/2012 3:08:23 PM

18th Annual Community Nutrition Food Drive

The 18th annual Community Nutrition Food Drive: Neighbors Helping Neighbors, sponsored by the IUP Food and Nutrition Department, will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Posted on 4/5/2012 10:58:47 AM

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