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Jean Marie Place: Healthy Pregnancies Lead to Healthy Babies

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.

A Chocolatey Quiz in 19 Questions

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 […]

Ball State Students Launch Crusade for Cruciferous Veggies in Muncie Schools

[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 […]

Student-Directed Cardinal Zumba Promotes Better Health in Muncie

[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 […]

Dietitian Builds New Healthy Foods Company

Betsy Opyt, dietitian turned entrepreneur, is partnering with Ball State students to design healthy recipes for her company.

Collaboration, Quality Care at the Heart of New College of Health

The college combines six schools and departments to better prepare students for work in Indiana’s surging health care sector.

Award-Winning Campus Dietitian Steps Up to the Plate

Amanda Kruse navigates food allergies and dietary restrictions as she promotes good eating at more than a dozen Ball State dining locations.