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Nutrition Students Volunteer During Healthy Living in Loudoun Day

Students in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies volunteered during the Healthy Living in Loudoun Day event on April 30.

The event, hosted by Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, included nutrition seminars, cooking demonstrations, fitness activities, and health screenings.

The students, who are in Sina Gallo’s micronutrients class, presented a series of workshops on micronutrient requirements across different stages of the lifecycle, from pregnancy and preschool/school-aged children to adolescents, adults, and seniors.

View more photos from the event.


Nutrition Students Volunteer at Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo

Students in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies’ Nutrition Assessment and Surveillance class volunteered during Robinson Secondary School’s Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo in Fairfax on March 12.

The event had local area schools send teams to create recipes for healthier and more nutritious meals and snacks. Mason’s graduate students hosted a table at the event. They measured participants’ height and weight to calculate their BMI and helped them see the comparison to standard BMI charts. Participants also completed questionnaires and surveys asking about healthy eating habits and physical activity. Attendees were given healthy recipes, like how to make a balanced smoothie, and healthy tips on how to manage weight.


MS Nutrition Students Volunteered at Real Food for Kids Events

Several Nutrition MS students participated in two recent Food Day events sponsored by Real Food for Kids, a local nonprofit that works to increase the amount of healthy foods in school systems and communities. Adam Scott, Garrett Trump, Richard Xiao, and Kelly Kogan helped out at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School’s Food Day in Falls Church on October 2, while Richard Xiao and Jessie Ferguson joined Scott and Kogan to provide assistance at Sully Elementary School’s Food Day in Sterling on October 23. Learn more about the events.