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Brehm-Stecher Receives 2016 Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award
Photo By Blake Lanser Byron Brehm-Stecher, Associate Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, focuses on developing methods to improve food safety and quality, such as a cutting-edge effort to develop applications for functional food ingredients that will provide food scientists with new tools in the fight against harmful bacteria.

Mellata Receives Patent for Methods of Inhibiting Tumors
By Megan Pulse, FSHN Marketing and Communications Melha Mellata, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, now has a patent that covers new methodology for safer and effective cancer treatments. Melha Mellata, Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, researches the development of effective intervention strategies against diseases. Mellata focuses primarily on […]

Shaw Receives 2016 Creativity in Service to All Iowans Award
By Megan Pulse, FSHN Marketing and Communications Angela Shaw, Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Extension and Outreach Food Safety Specialist, is determined to educate farmers, retailers, industries, and food manufacturers across Iowa to use good agricultural practices.

Litchfield Receives 2016 Excellence in Research-Based Programming Award
By Megan Pulse, FSHN Marketing and Communications Ruth Litchfield, Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Nutrition Specialist focuses on youth, school and community nutrition programs using the socio-ecological model of behavior change. Litchfield dedicates her time to connecting the needs of Iowans with […]

March 2016 Student Spotlight
Justin Banach, Graduate Assistant-Research, Food Science Club, Food Product Development Team Why did you choose to attend Iowa State?I came to ISU to work on an interesting research project involving the modification of an underutilized dairy protein ingredient. At that time, I had just learned about the proposed modification techniques in one of my classes […]

Iowa State University to Host Regional Center for Food Safety, Receives FDA Grant
February 29, 2016By: Fred Love, ISU News Service AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will become a regional center for food safety in an effort to help businesses that grow and process food comply with new federal regulations in the coming years. The federal Food and Drug Administration awarded Iowa State a three-year, $950,000 grant […]

Webb Receives 2016 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award
February 24, 2016By Megan Pulse   Joe Webb, senior in nutritional science, is driven to serve others and passionate about expanding human potential through conducting research that improves human health. These qualities make Webb deserving of the 2016 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The award, given by the Iowa State University Alumni Association, is […]

Accepting Nominations for 2016 FSHN Alumni Impact Award
If you know an FSHN alum that deserves recognition, you may nominate them for the FSHN Alumni Impact Award. The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) has opened nominations for the sixth annual FSHN Alumni Impact Award. “There are so many FSHN alums out there making an impact,” says Ruth MacDonald, professor and […]

Iowa cheese industry on the rise
A selection of Iowa-made cheeses for sale at Wheatsfield Co-op. Wheatsfield sells a variety of locally made cheeses, from plain Cheddar to flavors such as smoked cheese or garden vegetable. Photo by Megan Wolff/Ames Tribune   By Julie Erickson, Ames Tribune, Staff Writerjerickson@amestrib.com While Iowa may be known for its corn, soybeans and pork, an […]

Iowa State's Master of Family and Consumer Sciences in dietetics ranks sixth among affordable online degrees in nutrition.
Iowa State’s Master of Family and Consumer Sciences in dietetics ranks sixth among affordable online degrees in nutrition: OnlineU.org has ranked Iowa State University’s online master’s program in dietetics sixth highest among the 20 most affordable online degrees in the field of nutrition. Iowa State’s 36-credit Master of Family and Consumer Sciences degree program with […]

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