“Iron Chef” competition, open house to highlight Nutritional Sciences alumni weekend

March 20, 2009

As part of its alumni weekend celebration on March 27 and 28, the Penn State Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society will be sponsoring several events that are free and open to the public.

Dr. Sachiko St. Jeor ’80g NUTR, professor and chief of the Division of Medical Nutrition and director of the Center for Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, will be presenting a colloquium titled “Is weight management the answer?” on Friday March 27, at 3:00 p.m. in 110C Chandlee Laboratory.

To welcome visitors to its new home, the department will be hosting an open house at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, in Chandlee Laboratory. Visitors can tour the new facilities and meet faculty members.

Finally, an “Iron Chef” competition will cap off the weekend of events. Hosted by the Nutrition Graduate Student Association, the event will feature twelve teams who attempt to prepare culinary masterpieces.

Competitors will cook from 3:00–5:00 p.m. in the Foods Lab, 7 Henderson Building, and judging will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Living Center, 110 Henderson Building. The meals will be judged by a panel that includes Ann C. Crouter, Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schulz Dean of the College of Health and Human Development; Kit Stanton, chef; and Linda Tataliba, director of the State College Food Bank.

All events are free, and donations received at the Iron Chef competition will be given to the State College Food Bank.

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Editors: For more information, contact Liam Jackson at 814-863-4325 or liam.jackson@psu.edu.