University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
 
Join us Online!

Contact Us via e-MailContact us

Find Us on Facebook Facebook

Follow UKHES on Twitter
Twitter

School of Human
Environmental Sciences

102 Erikson Hall,
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
40506-0050
tel: (859) 257-3887

HomeDietetics and Human NutritionUndergraduateHuman Nutrition › Undergraduate Research in Human Nutrition

Human Nutrition

Undergraduate Research in Human Nutrition

All Human Nutrition students complete an undergraduate research project as part of their major requirements.  Students complete a two-course sequence during their senior year, DHN 474: Research in Nutrition-Theory and DHN 475W: Research in Nutrition-Applications.  DHN 475W fulfills the University of Kentucky graduation writing requirement. 

Students majoring in Human Nutrition completed undergraduate research projects during the 2012-2013 school year.  Students selected their own research topic, developed a grant and appropriate study tools, completed the research and data analysis, and prepared a 15-page journal article and professional poster.  This opportunity allows students to explore what research really is so that they have a better understanding as they move into graduate school and their professional career.  The top five students presented posters at the 2013 UK Undergraduate Showcase of Scholar :


Blake Dickens - Off-Campus College Students: Does Location of Eating Venues Influence Academic Success?


Ryan Barr - How Frequently Students at the University of Kentucky Smoke or Use Tobacco and How Smoking Affects BMI of the Individual


Andrew Denmark - The Effect of SSB Intake on BMI of College Students at the University of Kentucky


Jamie Shelton - Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in 3rd and 4th Graders Based on a NSLP Intervention.


Megan Crepps - How is the grade point average of a full time college student at the University of Kentucky affected by the consumption of breakfast before class? How is the grade point average of a full time college student at the University of Kentucky affected by the nutritional value of the foods they choose to eat for breakfast?

Research Presentations

Research Presentations

 
University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, An Equal Opportunity University
Copyright 2011, Questions/Comments - Last Updated: March 13 2013 14:51:04