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Tag: School of Family Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
Judith Lukaszuk
NIU nutrition and dietetics professor Judith Lukaszuk wanted to find out if eliminating certain foods from a diet could affect chronic inflammation – the kind related to diabetes, heart disease and obesity. So she embarked on a study to prove it. The results were dramatic. At the study’s beginning, one participant reported his whole body ached,...
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Interested in giving back to the NIU and DeKalb community by fighting hunger while enjoying delicious soup? Attend the 18th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday, April 13. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. Come enjoy delicious, homemade soups prepared by NIU students...
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The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education’s FIT Program is an exercise program for NIU employees, family members, retirees and residents of the surrounding community. FIT membership is now being offered for $43 – prorated for the remainder of the semester. Membership in FIT includes access to cardio- and weight-training facilities in both Anderson Hall...
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A summer internship at a food pantry in Joliet took Samantha Sandoval all the way to Washington D.C. for a field trip of a lifetime. “Getting to enter the grounds where the president lives was a once in a lifetime opportunity in my eyes,” Sandoval said. “The highlight of the trip was definitely getting to...
Beef Kofta
NIU dietetic interns are hosting two special dinner events in October. The collective theme for the special dinners this year is “Back to The Future.” Stevenson Dining Hall will step back into ancient Egypt, while Neptune will look back to the pioneer era of U.S. history. “Egyptian Oasis” The “Egyptian Oasis” special dinner at Stevenson...
Grilled portabella mushrooms
On the menu at Ellington’s for Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 1: HUSKy’s at Ellington’s. HUSKy’s features chicken lemongrass broth with dim sum or roasted beet and corn salad for starters, red berry harissa salmon or grilled portabella mushroom for entrees and German apple cake or poached apples with Greek yogurt for desserts. Each...
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Nutrition students in NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences will host cooking demonstrations Tuesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 23, in the Wirtz Hall Light Court on the first floor. Students will offer tips for healthy cooking in apartments and residence halls. April 21 “Happy Trails” – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. “Energy Bites” – 2...
Young children crossing campus
Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and development of young children. The FCNS Child Development Lab will celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child 2015: Celebrating our Youngest Learners. Scheduled from Sunday, April 12, through Saturday, April 18, the Week of the Young Child is...
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Health. Leadership. Maturity. Self-reflection. Adventure. Children everywhere need these and other building blocks to lead productive, successful lives – and faculty in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education are working to deliver those strong foundations. Research and engagement programs already making differences locally are poised to create a broader impact across the country and...
Global dinners
The NIU Dietetic Interns are hosting a series of “Around the World” themed dinners in the dining halls this semester. All are invited. Meal plans, Huskie Bucks, flex dollars and are debit/credit are available as payment options. The interns hope that these dinners will expose students to a taste of cuisines from around the world...
Barbara Cuppett
NIU’s Couple and Family Therapy Clinic (CFTC) will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at its location in the north wing of Wirtz Hall. Formerly known as the Family Therapy Clinic, the CFTC provides mental health treatment for people experiencing difficulties whether they are dealing with very ordinary troubles,...
College of Health and Human Sciences Interprofessional Education event
NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences sponsored an Interprofessional Education event April 11. Dietetics students from across the northern Illinois region joined NIU students from multiple degree programs to discuss a single case of a 16-year-old boy with autism. Two CHHS students from each of six programs – audiology, dietetics, medical laboratory sciences, physical therapy,...
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