Dietetics and Nutrition BS
November 12, 2021
RIT dietetics and nutrition student examines athletes’ eating habits
For fourth-year dietetics and nutrition student Abigail Morrissey, sports nutrition is more than academics—it’s about debunking misinformation about food and body size that promotes unhealthy eating habits among young women athletes.
November 2, 2021
Students envision sustainable future through biodesign solutions
Industrial Design students envisioned solutions for utilizing waste in the apple and dairy industries for the international Biodesign Challenge.
July 15, 2021
RIT College of Health Sciences and Technology students gain hands-on experience during clinical trial
RIT undergraduates Jewel Amrich and Courtney Casteen in the College of Health Sciences and Technology are on the frontline of a national clinical trial focused on preventing the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and stroke through lifestyle management.
June 25, 2021
Podcast: Tools to Fight Nutrition Risk in Children
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 50: Contentious battles are often fought over the dinner table around what and how much a child should eat. RIT researcher Barbara Lohse, head of the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, and colleague Ellyn Satter have rigorously tested and validated a common-sense approach to identify and prevent nutrition risk in children.
February 19, 2021
Meet College of Health Sciences and Technology Dean Yong ‘Tai’ Wang
RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology began the year under new leadership with Dean Yong “Tai” Wang. Wang joined RIT in January from the University of Texas at Tyler. His research focuses on rehabilitative biomechanics related to wheelchair locomotion and Tai Chi exercise.
February 5, 2021
Popular tool for measuring child feeding practices scientifically validated by RIT researcher
The best-practice approach, known as the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding, has now been rigorously tested and peer reviewed. The questionnaire will become a standard parent survey for professionals and researchers working in the early childhood development field, predicts lead researcher Barbara Lohse, director of RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.
May 11, 2020
College of Health Sciences 2020 Undergraduate Delegate Commencement Speech
Watch Madeline Gibbs give her 2020 undergraduate student delegate commencement speech.
May 5, 2020
Jessica Salamone wins Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Jessica Salamone ’99 (biotechnology), an adjunct professor in the College of Health Sciences and Technology and director of Genetic Counseling and Cancer Risk Assessment at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care in Rochester, is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty.
April 15, 2020
Local food movement connects communities, while offering superior taste and nutrients
Essay by Madeline Gibbs, a fourth-year dietetics and nutrition student, published on OrleansHub.com.
November 8, 2019
RIT conducts clinical trial on metabolic syndrome
RIT is seeking individuals diagnosed with metabolic syndrome to participate in a national clinical trial. The study will evaluate a wellness program designed to reverse conditions leading to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and stroke.
October 21, 2019
Parenting app for mothers being developed at RIT
Research is underway at RIT to create an app that will serve as a resource to help young mothers answer questions about raising a child, connect them with programs and resources, as well as foster a virtual parenting community.
April 1, 2019
Battling ‘hidden hunger’ in mothers and children
As a graduate student in Ghana, Brenda Abu witnessed the toll of anemia, a condition that afflicts as many as 70 percent of the children and 45 percent of the women in that West African nation. Her experiences convinced Abu to pursue a career researching nutrition, specifically looking for ways to reduce anemia in mothers and their children.