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MS in Nutrition Education in the News

Visit these sites to learn more about the latest in the world of nutrition education, including faculty research and news coverage.

Professor and Chair of AU's Department of Health Sciences, Dr. Anastasia Snelling, and AU Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Dr. Kathleen Holton, were recently featured in WalletHub’s 2017 Best Cities for Vegans and Vegetarians article. They provided expert advice for those transitioning to vegans and vegetarians, as well as advice on budgeting and government subsidization.

Department of Health Studies Program Director Dr. Anastasia Snelling, was recently published in the School Nutrition Association’s Journal of Child Nutrition and Management on her study Pairing Fruit and Vegetables to Promote Consumption in Elementary School Cafeterias.

Dr. Elizabeth Cotter teaches in the online MS in Nutrition Education and was recently promoted to Assistant Professor.

Dr. Anastasia Snelling and her research team discuss the impact of the Health Schools Act, five years later. View the video.

American University and Kaiser Permanente partnered to assess the impact of the Health Schools Act (HCA) on DC children. Led by Dr. Anastasia Snelling at AU, she highlights the effectiveness of the act and shares key statistics.

Top research in American University's Department of Health Studies focuses on nutrition trends that can help people, organizations, and communities change lifestyle behaviors to move toward a state of improved health.

Instructor Elizabeth Eilender discusses what's different about teaching online courses.

American University’s Online MS in Nutrition Education Department Chair, Program Director, and Dean, Dr. Anastasia Snelling, was recently featured in BBC News discussing the effectiveness of healthy eating campaigns on current US obesity rates.

American University’s Online MS in Nutrition Education Program Director Anastasia Snelling was recently featured in CBS News discussing her study published in the journal Health Education about the link between childhood obesity and students’ academic achievement. Dr. Snelling’s study found that those with more physical activity and healthier eating habits reported getting higher grades in school.

Dr. Anastasia Snelling is featured in Washington's Top News on school lunch.

Dr. Anastasia Snelling is featured in Washington Journal and C-Span discussing the latest nutrition label changes.