NIU nutritionist assists newspaper series

Beverly Henry

Beverly Henry

Beverly Henry, associate dean for Academic Affairs in the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, is quoted in a series of articles running in several Shaw Suburban Media newspapers.

Written to coincide with Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which is marked every September, the three-day series focuses on childhood obesity and its effects on children.

The series ran from Sunday through Tuesday in the Northwest Herald and from Tuesday through Thursday in the Kane County Chronicle. It will appear in in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle from Thursday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 5.

“I worked with them several times over the summer, and I think they did a good job with the story,” Henry said.

Henry earned her bachelor’s degree from NIU’s Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science program in 1983. She received her Master of Science degree in medical dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989, and completed her doctor of philosophy studies in higher education at Loyola University Chicago in 2003.

The associate professor in the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences has taught at her alma mater since 2003.

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