: Lauren Gerchufsky
New Tripoli, PA
Human Nutrition & Foods
Animal Nutritional Sciences
I enjoy getting to know the students in my major and college. The faculty is really approachable and always willing to help.
To continue my education in a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) and Dietetic Internship (DI). I want to become a Registered Dietitian and work in a community setting.
Get involved! Seek out professional opportunities that interest you and go the extra mile.
I currently work as a Wellness Coordinator where I facilitate wellness programs for students living in the dorms. I have been the Student Dietetic Association President for two years and maintain an undergraduate internship position. I work with the ISPP Community Wellness Action Team, specifically for West Virginia Action For Healthy Kids (AFHK).
: Stephanie Barton
: Martinsburg, WV
: I am double majoring in Human Nutrition & Foods and Biology
: Animal Nutritional Sciences
: May 2013
? I transferred from a small school because I appreciate what a land-grant institution has to offer in regards to academics and extracurricular activities.
? I have always wanted to be a part of the healthcare field and wanted to incorporate my science degree with my love for food and health.
? To continue my education with a coordinated Graduate Dietetic Internship (GDI) program. I anticipate becoming a counseling RD for patients who have diabetes.
I enjoy jewelry, baking, cooking, and yoga.
Researcher Spotlight: Janet Tou, Ph.D. Janet Tou, an associate professor of human nutrition and foods in West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, says that scholarship is a family tradition.
Partington leads $5M obesity prevention effort.
With childhood obesity at epidemic proportions in the United States, and West Virginia among the highest in the nation, West Virginia University has received a nearly $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a five-year, multidisciplinary effort to create effective pediatric prevention strategies.
“This project has been designed to identify effective methods to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors in children,” Partington said. “Since the lifestyle habits associated with obesity in adults begin in childhood, prevention initiatives that establish healthy eating and physical activity behaviors in young children may have a significant impact on future obesity risk.”
Graduate Dietetics Internship
meet our Program Director, faculty, and students
Mountaineer Open House
special Davis College session
Student Dietetic Association Meetings
Agricultural Sciences Bldg Room G101
Agricultural Science Bldg
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 1pm
Agricultural Sciences Bldg
November 12, 2011 from 10am-11am
November 11, 2011 & December 6, 2011 @ 6:30pm