Sherri Stastny, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise science, was invited to give a presentation at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo of the American Dietetic Association held in Denver on Oct. 16-19. Her presentation was part of an open discussion forum, titled "Innovations in Practice and Education." The association's House of Delegates Council on Future Practice planned the session. Invited presenters included dietetic educators and practitioners.
Stastny's presentation covered a nutrition informatics project designed by Stastny and Alexa Hanson, a doctoral student in gerontology. They created the project last spring in a course titled "Food Production Management Lab." Students used U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrient data to design nutrition facts panels for their restaurant.
Other NDSU dietetic majors who participated in the session in Denver included Shelby Tabery, Kailah Ladbury, Kim Stangl, Larissa Myers, Nicole Maas, Shannon Medenwald and Allison Pritchard.