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Fargo, N.D. – The BBC interviewed Kevin Miller, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, about his research. He discussed why sodium losses and dehydration might not be the cause of muscle cramping. The interview can be found on the BBC’s website at

Joel Hektner, associate professor of human development and family science at NDSU, has co-written two articles with Brandi Niemeier, a former doctoral student who holds a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. “Weight-related Health Behaviors and Body Mass: Associations Between Young Adults and Their Parents, Moderated by Parental Authority” will be in the American Journal of Health Education. “Parent Participation in Weight-Related Health Interventions for Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” also was co-written with Kathy Enger, former School of Education faculty member, and will be in Preventive Medicine.

Lori Quintus of Century High School in Bismarck, N.D.; Stacy Duffield, associate professor; Mari Borr, and Larry Napoleon and Anita Welch, assistant professors in the School of Education; had an article, titled “The Impact of the Cornell Note-Taking Method on Students’ Performance in a High School Family and Consumer Sciences Class,” accepted for publication in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

Brad Strand, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, served as an invited delegate from the United States to the Global Forum on Physical Education Pedagogy held in Velen, Germany, May 9-11. Strand was one of 60 delegates who represented 40 countries. He presented a paper titled “Let’s Move in School – AAHPERD’s Prevention Policy of Active Living in U.S. Schools.”

Gary Liguori, associate professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at NDSU, and John Schuna Jr., wellness doctoral student, along with colleagues in Colorado, had the manuscript “An Objective Assessment of Children’s Physical Activity During the Keep It Moving! After-School Program” accepted into the Journal of School Health. The same group will present the abstract at the upcoming American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

WooMi Jo Phillips and Amelia Asperin, assistant professors of apparel, design and hospitality management, and Kara Wolfe, former NDSU apparel, design and hospitality management faculty and associate professor and hospitality leadership director at Bradley University, will be presenting a paper, titled “Effects of Food Neophobia and Attitude Toward Consuming Unfamiliar Cuisine” at the 2012 Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, in June.

Abby Gold, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences and Extension, had the article “Creating a Minnesota Statewide SNAP-Ed Program Evaluation” accepted for publication in the Journal of Extension.

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