Gannon University Supports the “Kids Eat Right” Campaign
Posted: July 19, 2013
For most kids, summer is a season to double-down on junk food
and sugary drinks. Gannon University Associate Professor
Dawna Mughal, Ph.D. has a better idea: a program called
"Healthy Eating from the Ground Up" presented to high school
students participating in Gannon's summer Upward Bound program on
July 17 and 18.
At the two presentations, which were held in Gannon's Morosky
Academic Center, students learned about the foods that come from
plants, why they are healthy to eat, and how to eat these tasty
The outreach effort is part of the Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics' "Kids Eat Right" campaign. As a member of the
campaign, Mughal, a registered dietician, received one of 50
mini-grants by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to
conduct the member-driven public education campaign in
Registered dietitians are the food and nutrition experts most
qualified to help families and communities make sound nutrition
recommendations that support childhood obesity prevention. "Kids
Eat Right" mobilizes the Academy's more than 75,000 members to
support families, schools, and communities in their pursuit of
quality nutrition for all children.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest
organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is
committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the
profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org.