Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Katrina Levine, and colleagues from Research Triangle Institute and USDA have published two articles in the July/August 2014 issue of Nutrition Today. The first article discusses the development of a web-based tool that is available to nutrition educators as they work to advise individuals in selecting foods to help meet dietary guidance while balancing cost, preparation time, food preparation skills, and individual preference. For example, the application can be used to evaluate the differences in prices of fresh or processed foods, whether home recipe or processed foods are less costly when taking into consideration the value of preparation time, and the difference in nutrients across different forms of food. The second article discussed in more detail how the database may be used in nutrition education. Abstracts for both articles are available free at:
Sonja Mitchell, class of 2013, earned her Masters of Science in Family Life and Youth Development degree from N.C. State University in December 2013. At her graduation she was awarded the YFCS Outstanding Graduate Student award and the CALS Outstanding Young Alumni Award.