Nutrition students design program to help seniors eat healthy on a tight budget
Betsy Corsiglia and Jen Stallings, nutrition graduate students in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, designed a nutrition program called "Eating Well on a Tight Budget" that helps senior citizens improve their eating habits. The program offers tips on good nutrition, cooking for one, and how to shop for food on a small budget.
The students developed the program as their thesis project for a class taught by Nutrition Professor and Chair Nancie Herbold. They worked closely with their advisor, Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung, best known for her national research involving the DASH Diet.
This month, Betsy and Jen had the opportunity to introduce their nutrition program to seniors by hosting several lectures and demos at various senior centers located on Martha's Vineyard.
Read more about their success in Martha's Vineyard Times: Martha's Vineyard seniors learn to eat well, spend less.
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