Nutritional Sciences Program

Master of Public Health


October 7, 2021

Norma Garfias Avila

Norma Garfias Avila

What influenced you to pursue a degree in nutritional sciences?  I have always been interested in nutrition. My undergraduate degree was also focused on nutrition, so I wanted to continue in the same area to deepen my knowledge and to gain more public health insight. Back in Mexico, the focus is almost entirely in individually-focused…


September 30, 2021

Anna Levu Fogel

Anna Fogel

What influenced you to pursue a degree in nutritional sciences? Growing up with a large extended Puerto Rican family, food was a way for us to show and give love. It has always been one of my greatest passions and interests and I knew from a young age that it would somehow be involved in…


September 13, 2021

Stephanie Winterbauer

Stephanie Winterbauer

What influenced you to pursue a degree in nutritional sciences?  As a kid, I was branded a “good eater,” consuming almost everything I was offered. Until I learned where my meat came from. Then, shocked—and determined to single-handedly change the fate of factory farm animals—12-year-old me developed a diet of bread and pasta. Years later,…


September 3, 2021

Screen Time in Early Care and Education Settings: Current Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities


Developing a Nutrition Education Curriculum for a Diverse Population of Older Adults at Bellwether Housing


Developing a Nutrition Education Curriculum for a Diverse Population of Older Adults at Bellwether Housing


Examination of Early Learning Mealtime Best Practices: Opportunities and Challenges for Specialized Responsive Feeding Practices


August 18, 2021

Jessa Engelken

Jessa Engelken

What influenced you to pursue a degree in nutritional sciences? I was exposed to nutritional sciences when I studied Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. I had an advisor who was a Registered Dietitian. I also worked as a substitute teacher and really enjoyed working with children and families. I thought that…


August 11, 2021

Understanding Employer Perceptions and Implementation of Nutrition


August 10, 2021

Supporting Early Learning Provider Wellness and Healthy Relationship with Food



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