National Nutrition Month Speakers Sponsored by Department of Food and Nutrition

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

National Nutrition Month 2015: Bite Into a Healthy LifestyleThe Food and Nutrition Department is sponsoring two speakers to celebrate National Nutrition Month!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015


HUB Ohio Room


“Translating Science into Policy: Putting Research into Action”

Time: 10:10–11:10 a.m.

Laurie Whitsel, PhD
Director of Policy Research
American Heart Association

Laurie Whitsel works to translate science into policy at a national level in the areas of cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention and health promotion. The policy research work at the national and state level. Whitsel has been integrally involved with national policy around nutrition and physical activity. 

“Maximize Your Environment to Support Your Research: Examples from the Clinic, the Community, and Other Cultures”

Time: 1:25–2:25 p.m.

Dr. David Holben, PhD, RDN
Director, Appalachian Rural Health Institute
Professor of Nutrition
Ohio University

David Holben earned his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from IUP and has built his research program on a background of clinical nutrition and basic science background; his research focuses on food insecurity and health outcomes of individuals in North America. Exploring the relationship of diabetes, obesity, and other conditions to food access across the lifespan, as well as optimizing solutions for food access and security to promote health and wellness, are particular interests of Holben.

Holben received two Fulbright awards to study food insecurity in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, and most recently in Prince Edward Island.

We look forward to welcoming you and your students to these excellent presentations! Attendance vouchers will be available at the end of the presentations.

Department of Food and Nutrition