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HMD faculty, researchers present at school nutrition conference

Friday, July 20, 2012

Representing the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs at the convention were, from left, Carol Shanklin, professor and graduate college dean; Kathleen Novosel, undergraduate research scholar; Shangjie Fan, graduate student researcher; Kevin Sauer, assistant professor; Kerri Cole, project coordinator; Kevin Roberts, assistant professor and director; Jeannie Sneed, HMD department head; and Amber Grisamore, graduate student researcher.

A group  of researchers and faculty representing the department of hospitality management and dietetics and the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs presented research at the School Nutrition Association’s annual national convention this month in Denver.

Kevin R. Roberts and Kevin L. Sauer, assistant professors in the department of hospitality management and dietetics in the College of Human Ecology, presented “Avoiding a showdown: Successfully working with your inspector.”

Along with two professors from Iowa State University, they also presented, “Cleaning up their act: Improving food handling behaviors.”

Two research poster presentations accepted from the food safety research center were “Cooling of Tomato Sauce and Chili in School Foodservice Operations” and “Health Inspection Violations in School Foodservice Operations.”

Deborah Canter, professor in dietetics, presented poster sessions on “A Web-Based Guide for Using School Nutrition Programs as Supervised Practice Sites for Dietetics Students” by Canter, Mary Frances Nettles from the University of Southern Mississippi and Jessica Keller, master’s degree student. She also presented “Dietetic Supervised Practice: Win-Win for School Nutrition Programs” by Virginia Webb who is a PhD student, Canter, Nettles, and Keller.

Prepared by Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Friday, July 20, 2012, and is filed under College News, Hospitality Management.