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Gabrielle Matarazzo, daughter of Laura and John Matarazzo, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, will be the Health and Human Development college marshal for the spring 2017 commencement ceremony on May 6.


As part of National Nutrition Month in March, the Student Nutrition Association, in partnership with the Department of Nutritional Sciences and University Healthy Services (UHS) at Penn State, hosted “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” a series of classes for undergraduate students focusing on preparing healthy meals on a budget.


Eating peanuts with a high-fat meal can improve cardiovascular health. Researchers say that peanuts blunt a spike in triglycerides that normally accompany meals. That spike causes the arteries to stiffen and, over time, increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases that can lead to heart failure and stroke.


Eating peanuts with a high-fat meal can improve cardiovascular health. Researchers say that peanuts blunt a spike in triglycerides that normally accompany meals. That spike causes the arteries to stiffen and, over time, increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases that can lead to heart failure and stroke.


Catharine Ross has been named head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Ross, professor of nutritional sciences and physiology and holder of the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, has served in the department for 21 years.


A team of Penn State researchers is working with the National Park Service to measure and improve its impact on people’s health.


If the resolve for your New Year's healthy weight loss resolution is already starting to crack, you may want to watch this week’s Penn State Facebook Live session. Penn State researcher Penny Kris-Etherton will talk about research on how canola oil and a healthy diet may lead to weight loss at noon on Jan. 18 via the Penn State Facebook page.


If the resolve for your New Year's healthy weight loss resolution is already starting to crack, you may want to watch this week’s Penn State Facebook Live session. Penn State researcher Penny Kris-Etherton will talk about research on how canola oil and a healthy diet may lead to weight loss at noon on Jan. 18 via the Penn State Facebook page.


Scott Smith, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and doctorate in nutrition at Penn State, visited University Park in 2015 as the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Distinguished Speaker. As part of his visit, Smith stopped by various classrooms to talk with students about space research, his career, and internship opportunities with NASA. His visit to Allie Cailliau’s class proved to be impactful for her.


Scott Smith, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and doctorate in nutrition at Penn State, visited University Park in 2015 as the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Distinguished Speaker. As part of his visit, Smith stopped by various classrooms to talk with students about space research, his career, and internship opportunities with NASA. His visit to Allie Cailliau’s class proved to be impactful for her.