College of Education, Health and Human Development Outstanding Faculty Lecture Series
- Friday, March 27, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Herrick Hall - view map
The fourth College of EHHD Outstanding Faculty Lecture series features Dr. Carmen Byker Shanks, assistant professor in food and nutrition/sustainable food and bioenergy systems, who will present "Let Me Share a Secret: Small Modifications that Make Big Impacts on What You Eat."
Byker Shanks received the Health and Human Development Outstanding Faculty for Research Award for 2014. She teaches courses that explore community nutrition, culinary methods and management, human development, and sustainable food systems. Her research investigates how local, national, and international sustainable food systems impact public health, especially in relation to programs, practices, and policies that affect nutrition and diet. Examples of Dr. Byker's research endeavors include: evaluating farmers markets and other food system outlets as an avenue to improve public health; partnering with international communityased agricultural organizations to measure health outcomes; examining potential dietary measurement tools; empowering communities to implement policies and practices that increase access to fresh, nutritious foods, and; investigating the influence of sustainable food system curriculum on students, communities, and universities. Improving community food security is a central tenet for all of Dr. Byker's outreach efforts.
- College of Education, Health and Human Development