One quarter of all New Jersey residents are facing a health problem so severe, it’s been deemed an epidemic — obesity. It seems it’s not just the population that’s growing in the Garden State, but our waist size too. A new report, called The State of Obesity issued by the Trust for America’s Health and […]
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Fortunate is the person who can parlay a childhood fascination into an academic and professional career. Peggy Policastro is a fortunate person. Peggy, a registered dietician, is the nutritionist for Rutgers Dining Services, and the director of behavioral nutrition with the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH). She also holds a master’s degree in […]
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Peggy Policastro – Rutgers Dining Services, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health
Peggy Policastro – Department of Nutritional Sciences and IFNH
Peggy Policastro – Department of Nutritional Sciences, IFNH
On October 21, the student ambassadors of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) flew to Chicago to attend the four-day Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrated its 100th anniversary in Chicago, Illinois, where more than 16,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy […]
Peggy Policastro, Rutgers Dining Services, IFNH
Peggy Policastro, IFNH
An unlikely group of scientists, chefs, and academics is banding together to transform the eating habits of college students… Known as the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, the alliance aims to ditch the unhealthy, unsustainable foods commonly served in dining halls in favor of tasty, more plant-based offerigs. “Hopefully in five years, this will be mainstream. A new crop of students will come in and see a university with a healthy culture around food,” says Peggy Policastro, director of behavioral nutrition with Rutgers Dining Services.
Student ambassadors for the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) promote the mission of the Institute and represent the IFNH at various events, working collaboratively to make New Jersey the “Healthy State” and a model for the nation. Students selected as ambassadors are undergraduates who demonstrate professionalism and dedication to the fields of […]