Lecture Series

26th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture and Dinner

Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-22 16:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union

The Department of Nutrition will host the 26th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture and Dinner on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

Program Title: From Neighborhood to Nation: Changing Policies to Improve Nutrition and Food Security

Program Agenda

4:30 PM Registration and Refreshments

5:15 PM Introduction and Awards

5:45 PM The Food Policy Landscape: Improving Nutrition from Farm to Fork

Presented by Donald (Diego) Rose, PhD,MPH,RD
Professor and Head, Nutrition Section Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University

6:45 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Policies to Promote Good Nutrition: Are We Doing Enough? Panel Discussion

Paula Serafino-Cross, MS,RD,LDN
Staff Dietitian at Baystate Medical Center
"Federal Food and Nutrition Legislation: Implications for Consumers and Dietitians"

John Gerber, PhD
Professor of Sustainable Food and Farming at UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture
"Local Policies for Local Foods: A 'Growing' Movement"

Ticket prices:

UMass Nutrition Student: $10
All other students: $25
Dietetic Internship Preceptor or Advisory Committee Member: $45
All others: $50

Registration Information: 
Tickets required

Obesity and Diabetes Prevention Talk

Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-13 14:30 to 15:30
Location: 
Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

Please join us for a talk by Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, FACSM
"Obesity and Diabetes Prevention through Nutrition and Physical Activity"

Thursday, March 13, 2014
2:30-3:30 pm
Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room

Join us at 2:00pm to meet Stella

Stella L. Volpe is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University. She is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist whose work on obesity and diabetes prevention, body composition, bone mineral density, and mineral metabolism and exercise represent more than a decade of consistent funding. Prior to beginning her appointment as Professor and Chair in January 2011 at Drexel University, Dr. Volpe was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2010. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Volpe was on faculty at the University of Massachusetts from 1994 through 2003.

Dr. Volpe’s research focuses on the prevention of obesity and diabetes across the lifespan. Her three distinct areas of approaching the obesity and diabetes epidemics are: 1) mineral metabolism, 2) exercise and diet trials, 3) changing the environment to encourage healthier eating and increased physical activity. Her interventions include changing portion sizes in cafeterias and making physical activity more a part of a person’s day to implement changes in behavior. Dr. Volpe has also researched the effect of a low-impact exercise program on weight loss in elderly African American women. She is presently conducting a randomized controlled trial on the effect of magnesium on the metabolic syndrome.

Brought to you by the Departments of Nutrition and Kinesiology, Mutual Mentoring Grant, Project Director Lisa M. Troy, PhD, and Supported by the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching and Faculty Development’s Mutual Mentoring Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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NUTR 793A Seminar

Date: 
Mon, 2013-12-02 16:00 to 16:50
Location: 
210-A Chenoweth Lab

Seminar 14: Vitamin D status at birth and the development of atopic disease (Caroline Payne)

NUTR 793A Seminar

Date: 
Wed, 2013-11-13 16:00 to 16:50
Location: 
210-A Chenoweth Lab

Seminar 11: Disordered eating and body image in nutrition students (Katelyn Russell)

NUTR 793A Seminar

Date: 
Mon, 2013-11-04 16:00 to 16:50
Location: 
210-A Chenoweth Lab

Seminar 10: Perceived barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption (Hannah Stenger)

NUTR 793A Seminar

Date: 
Mon, 2013-10-28 16:00 to 16:50
Location: 
210-A Chenoweth Lab

Seminar 9: Can we become addicted to fructose? (Agathe Roubert)

NUTR 793A Seminar

Date: 
Mon, 2013-10-21 16:00 to 16:50
Location: 
210-A Chenoweth Lab

Seminar 8: Effects of bioactive food components of Brassica on intestinal epithelial cells (James Bronner)

NUTR 793A Seminar

Date: 
Tue, 2013-10-15 16:00 to 16:50
Location: 
210-A Chenoweth Lab

Seminar 6: Nutrition strategies for endurance athletes (Nicole Ratchford)

Seminar 7: Soy isoflavons and obesity (Habybat Kone)