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:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and ... Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD ... that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if ... the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl ... this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in ... like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the ... “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain ... As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From ... probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , an ... solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files & ... NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European contract ... to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration with ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that uses pulsed sound energy ... ... Jim Bertolina, PhD ... Tom Tefft ... executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and business development teams at ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for ... the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. ... by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: