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Category: Nutrition Science

Laura Murray-Kolb to lead Department of Nutrition Science

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Laura Murray-Kolb, Ph.D., will head Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), effective July 1, 2021. Murray-Kolb comes to Purdue from The Pennsylvania State University were she is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the professor in charge of the graduate studies […]

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Purdue University Women’s Global Health Institute names new leadership

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Dorothy Teegarden, professor of Nutrition Science, is WGHI’s new director. Ulrike Dydak, professor of Health Sciences, is the institute’s new associate director.

Greg Henderson and Tzu-Wen Cross

Department of Nutrition Science welcomes two new faculty

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Dean Marion Underwood welcomes Tzu-Wen Cross and Greg Henderson to the Department of Nutrition Science this fall.

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Study: pregnant women may have too much sodium, not enough nutrients in their diets

Friday, July 5th, 2019

A new study led by a Purdue Nutrition Science professor suggests pregnant women may not be getting proper amounts of some vitamins and minerals, while many are getting potentially excessive amounts of sodium.

Sarah Johnson

Purdue Nutrition Science alumna and Dining Services retiree honored by YWCA

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

YWCA Lafayette recognized Sarah C. Johnson’s contributions to the community in their annual Salute to Women awards ceremony.

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Veterans face food security issues. Here’s how communities can help.

Monday, April 29th, 2019

A recent study by Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute at 10 food pantries in Indiana and Kentucky suggests there is promise for veterans and their families with food security issues.

Alumni in pro sports

Alumni in Pro Sports

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

College of Health and Human Sciences has a deep bench of talented alumni working for professional sports teams, both as athletes and as key players behind the scenes.


Children’s Diet Short on Vitamins, Long on Sugar, Salt

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Regan Bailey, an associate professor in Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science, encourages parents and caregivers to keep offering healthy alternatives including fruits and vegetables to children as snacks.

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Purdue HHS faculty named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Regan Bailey and Richard Mattes from Purdue University Department of Nutrition Science named to US 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Maggie Binkley, fitness instructor

Nutrition, Fitness, and Health alumna created Amazon Video series

Friday, January 25th, 2019

As Purdue celebrates 150 Years of Giant Leaps, we recognize a fitness instructor from Indianapolis who embodies the Boilermaker spirit and can-do attitude of our alumni.

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New Year for Making Lives Better

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences is Making Lives Better through world-class research. As we begin 2019 and celebrate 150 years of Giant Leaps at Purdue, we will showcase our research throughout the year—highlighting global advancements in health, longevity, and quality of life. Whether you have a New Year’s resolution or prefer to […]

Rachel Clark

New Year’s Resolution: Eat Healthier

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Is eating healthier in 2019 one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Follow these tips for success from board-certified sports dietitian Rachel Clark, lecturer in Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science. Rachel Clark, Continuing Lecturer and Sports Dietitian (Purdue Athletics), Department of Nutrition Science, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University Rachel Clark is a Board […]

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