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31 Dec 2015

Smart Bodies program gets featured in Advocate - The Smart Bodies Program, coordinated by nutritionist Denise Holston-West, was featured in the Baton Rouge Advocate on Dec. 30. "About 300 Jackson Elementary students were “digested” through the human body on Dec. 14, when they toured the Louisiana Body Walk, a 35-by-45-foot traveling exhibit replicating parts of the human body that visits elementary schools statewide," according to the article. Leanna Cupit, an extension agent in East Feliciana Parish, was the source. Read the story.

7 December 2015

In a series of food-safety audio clips: "Food Safety Bites" by Dr. Wennie Xu, the newest installments are posted. These two-to-three minute segments focus on various areas of food-safety. The latest Bites include: Episode 4: the dangers of cheese made with raw milk in illegal/home production; Epidsode 5: the 1993 E. coli outbreak due to undercooked hamburger; and Epidsode 6: the question of mold in home-canned products. The files are on our Food-Safety page

Have a listen, and check back often for updates.

24 September 2015

NFS Faculty members, Achyut Adhikari and Marlene E. Janes, are featured in Louisiana Agriculture-Summer Edition: Water Use and Food Safety in the Fresh Produce Market.

27 August 2015

IFT's Journal of Food Sciences' “Take 5 for Food Science” videos showcase interesting new research published in the journal. The series features authors discussing highlights and applications of their latest research projects.

The most recent video highlights research that was performed at LSU by Dr. Witoon Prinyawiwatkul. Damir Dennis Torrico, PhD, discusses saltiness and bitterness perception in emulsion systems, from his group's study, "Psychophysical Effects of Increasing Oil Concentrations on Saltiness and Bitterness Perception of Oil-in-Water Emulsions" (JFS 80(8):S1885-1892. DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.12945).

The video is available online under the Journal of Food Science: Take 5 for Food Science, August 2015 video link

18 August 2015

The Student Handbook: Didactic Program in Dietetics has been revised. The most current version, August-2015, is available as a PDF for download. The revised handbook and other important information for students currently enrolled in the Dietetics program can be found on the Dietetics AoC page of the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences website: http://nfs.lsu.edu/academics/aoc-dietetics.htm#p3

4 August 2015
Kids become chefs for week at nutrition camp

ALEXANDRIA, La. – The last week of July provided a week full of food, fun and nutrition education for 20 Louisiana youth ages 9 to 12 who attended Kid Chef Nutrition Camp July 28-31.

LSU AgCenter area nutrition agent Quincy Cheek said the objective was to get youth into the kitchen at a young age to learn early about kitchen safety, food safety, the importance of eating healthy and being active.

16 July 2015

Subramaniam “Sathi” Sathivel’s students from the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFS) and Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) have won several awards for presenting papers at the 2015 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual meeting in Chicago.

The details of the awards and paper presentations are available on our News page. Join us in congratulating these students! In the last eight years Sathi’s students won 50 awards for presenting papers at international, national, and local scientific meetings.

21 April 2015

Matthew Landry Receives 2015 LSU Student Employee of the Year Award. Matt will graduate in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food sciences. This is quite an honor. Congratulations to Matt!

3 April 2015

Damir Torrico, a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, has been selected as the recipient of the LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship for 2015. This is a newly established scholarship and Damir is the first recipient!

This scholarship was established to recognize the achievements of outstanding international students in the areas of academics, engagement, leadership, and diversity. Good job Damir, you are very deserving!

1 April 2015

LSU AgCenter Food Incubator in the spotlight in 225 Magazine. Approaching second anniversary, facility sees plenty of successes.

30 March 2015

The Packer's special issue on Food safety/Traceability highlights produce food safety efforts of Dr. Achyut Adhikari. The Packer is the produce industry’s online marketplace and is the fresh fruit and vegetable industry's leading source for news, information and analysis. The article is available HERE.

20 March 2015

IFT has a chat with Naim Montazeri, PhD candidate in Food Science, specializing in Aquatic Foods. Naim's major professor is Dr. Marlene Janes. He will defend his dissertation shortly, and graduate in May. The interview is posted HERE.

7 January 2015

Fresh produce workshop set Feb. 12. See the contact information under "EVENTS", above.

6 January 2015

AgCenter to host four fresh produce safety workshops in February. See the contact information under "EVENTS", above.

2 January 2015

The December issue of Prepared Foods (pages 17 and 76) highlighted the group from NFS that recently won the Dupont Award. The team included: Jose Estrada (leader), Namrata Karki, Kennet Carabante, Samantha Stein and Dr. Jack Losso (faculty advisor). PDF versions of these pages are available for download -- page 17 (presentation of the award check), and page 76 (competition honorees). Congratulations to all!

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