HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Science of healthy foods subject of grant aimed at university students

COLLEGE STATION They've no doubt been told about healthful eating, but college students at three major universities now will get hands-on training to help them spread the word. A $500,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will enable researchers at Texas A&M University, Iowa State University and Ohio University to develop a multi-discipline approach to undergraduate education on foods for health.

"Our goal is to develop a new course on the science of food for health," said Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M and project director. "It is a unique course because the work will include the examination of phytochemicals and antioxidants that are just now coming to the forefront."

Patil cited citrus as an example of a fruit that may be used in a food-processing lab to show students how to isolate and analyze phytochemicals . Those phytochemicals might then be examined in a medical/nutrition research lab to determine which diseases may be prevented through consumption of that food.

The first stage of the grant will gather 28 faculty members from the three universities to develop the curriculum. They will include fruit and vegetable production experts, medical researchers, nutritionists and food scientists. Next, 20 students will be taught the new curriculum which will include hands-on training. Those students then will experience lab work at each of the universities and in each of the disciplines, Patil explained.

"Our hope is that these students can be used to train high school teachers and provide them with good scientific information which they can then teach high school students," Patil said. "That would ultimately lead to getting the younger kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, we believe."

Patil said the project began with a national survey of college students who responded that such a course was needed.

"Because the students will get to go to the th
'"/>

Contact: Kathleen Phillips
ka-phillips@tamu.edu
979-845-2872
Texas A&M University - Agricultural Communications
6-Oct-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists train nano-building blocks to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
2. Science steps in to discover wonders of Toe-tankhamun
3. International Workshop on Cities, Science and Sustainability
4. Heading to Siberia: UH signs agreement with Russian Academy of Sciences
5. Elsevier launches the Clinics on ScienceDirect
6. Elsevier partners with Rice Science
7. TWAS, illycaff announce Trieste Science Prize winners 2007
8. National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine report calls for more dairy foods at school
9. Elsevier extends ScienceDirect ArticleChoice to academic institutes worldwide
10. Annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences
11. IADR to present Behavioral Science Award to Harvards Douglass

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/31/2016)... ... ... More than 80 representatives of the Hepatitis B Foundation , Hepatitis C ... event on National Hepatitis Testing Day outside of Philadelphia City Hall to raise awareness ... liver cancer. , Foundation leaders and the citywide coalition they created, Hep B United ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Twenty years ago it was revolutionary: ... trying to silence the voices they hear. But this approach has proven transformative, both ... method has steadily gained credibility and now is used around the world, but it ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... attribute calls back to particular advertising campaigns, to monitor the performance of sales ... they can maximize conversions and revenue. The software allows customers to record, transcribe, ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... ... Like jewels in a crown, the multiple awards presented to Fayez Spa confirm ... day spa and one of Canada’s few accredited 5 Star Spas! , The ... spa services with hair and beauty services and has resulted in creating ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... , ... Spectrum Aquatics has launched a brand new ADA pool lift, the ... the user in mind. , “Over the last two years our key customers and ... lbs lift is a necessary requirement for certain facilities with specific needs,” said Nabil ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... TARE (Transarterial Radio-embolization) Using ... and Overall Decreased Use of Hospital Resource ... specialist healthcare company, has today announced the publication ... of ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes ... using yttrium-90 glass microspheres is associated with cost ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Since its commercial introduction in ... life science tool for conducting genetic studies in a ... in its new report that the industry sits on ... by a range of new applications in the clinical ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ) , Since the Human ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... PUNE, India , May 25, 2016 ... "Medical Animation Market by Type (3D, 2D, 4D), by ... Patient Education), by End User (Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals/ ... report studies the global Medical Animation Market for the ... expected to reach USD 301.3 Million by 2021 from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: