Assessing Intake of Spices and Herbs
The Idaho State Board of Education Higher Education Research Council (ISBOE HERC) and the Idaho State University Provost Office has funded the research project, “Dietary Assessment Capturing Spice and Herb Intake: Validation of an Online Questionnaire.”
Dr. Cynthia Blanton, RDN will take on the role as a faculty mentor to Julianne Nguyen, a student majored in Dietetics, and guide her on the process of research. The research project’s purpose is to validate an online spice and herb consumption questionnaire against a gold standard method.
Nov 28, 2018. Rick Tivis, MPH, Assistant Director, Idaho Center for Health Research and Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, Director of Dietetic Programs, in collaboration with St. Luke’s Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and Boise State, published an “Evaluation of Food Insecurity in Adults and Children with Cystic Fibrosis: Community Case Study” in Frontiers in Public Health (November 2018, Volume 6, Article 348).
Nov 9, 2019. Clinical Assistant Professor Kris Hilvers, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, presented "Let’s Get Physical: Nutrition Focused Physical Exam – the Foundation for Pressure Injury Risk Assessment" at the Idaho Pressure Ulcer Prevention Coalition.
Nov 1, 2018. Dietetics major Julianne Nguyen was awarded an ISU undergraduate research grant to pursue a project entitled, Dietary Assessment Capturing Spice and Herb Intake: Validation of an Online Questionnaire." Dr. Cynthia Blanton, RDN will serve as her faculty mentor.
Oct 20, 2018. Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD and her colleagues were awarded “Outstanding Abstract” for their poster, “Strategic Planning Builds Bridges: State Affiliate Brings Value to Student Membership through Social Marketing, Networking, Poster Sessions, and Scholarships” presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
Oct 19, 2018. ISU graduate and Be Well Solutions Dietetic Intern, Andrea Jeffery, was a featured presenter at the 11th Annual ISU Senior Health and Wellness Symposium: Promoting the Health of Seniors in Boise.
Sep 12, 2018. Rick Tivis, MPH and Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD collaborated with Boise State and St. Luke’s on research about the prevalence of food insecurity among Idahoans with cystic fibrosis.
Aug 30, 2018. ISU's Jenifer Reader was elected as the President Elect of the Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society.
Aug 25, 2018. Two ISU Dietetic Programs were awarded national reaccreditation for seven years. ACEND, the accreditation body, noted that ISU provides “quality dietetics education.”
Aug 25, 2018. Dietetic Programs announced organizational changes and new faculty appointments: Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, is now Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Dietetic Programs. Allisha Weedon, PhD, RDN, LD, assumed the role of the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD, joined Dietetic Programs as a full-time clinical assistant professor.
June 20, 2018. Laura McKnight, MPH, RDN, LD, former director of dietetics program and clinical associate professor, became the first dean of the College of Health Professions.
April 20, 2018. ISU alumna Chelsea Schoenfelder (BS '12, MPH '13) was recognized as Idaho's Young Dietitian of the Year by the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
April 19, 2018. ISU Dietetic Interns presented posters at Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting.
April 17, 2018. Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, co-presented on “Health Heroes: An Integrated Diabetes Education Program” at the Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Conference.
April 4, 2018. Three ISU students were recognized with 2018 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetic Student Awards.
March 4, 2018. Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, presented a poster session at the 2018 Keystone Symposia Conference: Manipulation of the Gut Microbiota for Metabolic Health, held in Banff, Alberta, CA.
January 29, 2018. Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, published research on probiotics in Nutrients journal. Supplements of probiotic and whole grape powder did not improve bone architecture in an animal model.
October 23, 2017. Associate Professor Allisha Weeden, PhD, RDN, LD, and two dietetic students conducted a research project on improving the nutrition content of chocolate with a white bean flour replacement. They presented a poster of their research findings at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ national Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE) in fall 2017.
October 22, 2017. Professor and Associate Vice President Patricia Marincic, PhD, RDN, CLE, spoke at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting: Retrospective Chart Reviews: Practice to Publication to Policy.
June 15, 2017. Clinical Assistant Professor Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD, was recognized this month as a nutrition expert in Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action.
March 30, 2017. Clinical Associate Professor Laura Mcknight, MPH, RDN, LD, was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Dietetic Educator for a Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Fall 2016. Two Dietetic Programs faculty co-published in a national journal. The findings of a study conducted by Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, and Clinical Associate Professor Laura McKnight, MPH, RDN, LD, was published in the Fall 2016 issue of the Journal of Allied Health. The study found that weight bias is prevalent in health professions students at Idaho State University.
September 30, 2016. Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, presented on Nutrition and Circadian Rhythms at the 9th Annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium, sponsored by the ISU Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Training.
April 22, 2016. Associate Professor Allisha Weeden, PhD, RDN, LD, presented two posters at 2016 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting: Comparison of Nutrient Content and Side Item Options of Children’s Menus at Popular Fast Food Restaurants Author Block and Lower Calorie Menu Items Offered at Casual Dining Restaurants Cost More than Traditional Menu Items.
April 22, 2016. Clinical Associate Professor Laura Mcknight, MPH, RDN, LD, presented a poster at 2016 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting: Professional Development Opportunities for Dietetics Students at Idaho State University through a Campus Food Pantry.
April 21, 2016. SCORESM Dietitian Natalie Christensen, RDN, LD, presented at 2016 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting: Growing Strong through Performance Nutrition: How Sports Nutrition Gives That Competitive Edge!
April 4, 2016. Research conducted by Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, was published in FASEB, the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. At this month’s FASEB meeting Dr. Blanton and her co-authors also reported their findings that enriching diets with blueberries and/or probiotics does not appear to alter blood pressure variability compared to a control diet in rats with hypertension.