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In Defense of Food

"In Defense of Food: Are Criticisms of the Nutrition Profession Justified?"

Dr. Susan A. Nitzke, PhD, RD
Professor and Extension Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, October 8, 2009
3:30 - 4:20 p.m., Leasure Hall 13, Kansas State University


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  Dr. Nitzke is known throughout the Extension profession for her work in developing and evaluating techniques for nutrition education. She has worked on multi-state projects that focused on improving fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged young adults. She is a registered dietitian and an Extension Specialist. Dr. Nitzke is the Department Chair of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; has published articles in top nutrition and Extension peer-reviewed journals; and continues to work on multi-state projects targeting the food behaviors of young adults. Dr. Nitzke’s research is meeting the challenge of improving nutrition education by identifying pertinent audience parameters and adapting promising theories and methods from related disciplines such as educational psychology and communications for use in specific nutrition education settings.


  Please join us for this timely seminar to discuss Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" and what it means for the nutrition profession.


  Certificates of attendance will be available for dietetics students and for dietetics professionals who may wish to seek subsequent approval from the Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment for licensure continuing education. Go to the Certificate of Attendance survery.