The temperature was 95 degrees outside the dairy cow costume and who knows how hot on the inside. That blazing August day portraying Buttercup, the Indiana dairy mascot, in a Wells County parade stands out among Jenni Browning’s memories. At the time, she was a master’s student in Ball State’s dietetics program . There is a picture of me […]
Healthy pregnancies lead to healthy babies. It sounds much simpler than it is in real life. Jean Marie Place researches best practices for supporting at-risk women during this critical period.
Mmmm, chocolate. Well, not so much if you lived around 1,900 BCE in Mesoamerica. Back then, you’d be slugging down a mix of ground cacao beans, cornmeal, and chili peppers. It was an unpleasant concoction, according to a TED Education video based on research by Deanna Pucciarelli , associate professor of nutrition and dietetics in Ball State’s […]
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hanks to Ball State University students in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science , children in three Muncie schools learned about and sampled delicious, healthy vegetables in fun ways. Last Spring’s immersive learning experience Nutrition Grows on You! is one of many partnerships that mutually benefit students at Ball State and Muncie Community Schools (MCS). During a colorful demonstration at South […]
[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the past three years, Ball State student Anamarie Booher has taken three trips to Ecuador to job shadow local Ecuadorian doctors. Each trip, she found similarities between residents of that country and those from her hometown of Muncie. The 22-year-old senior found people suffering from dehydration, health issues related to a lack of physical […]
Betsy Opyt, dietitian turned entrepreneur, is partnering with Ball State students to design healthy recipes for her company.