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Nutrition Experts Website: Your Hub for Healthy Eating

December 19, 2014

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It’s not unusual that right after the holiday season, many of us will go searching the Internet for ways to get rid of that extra turkey and mashed potatoes weight we added on.The problem is, what websites can you really trust?  At California State University, Northridge, graduate nutrition students have created a central hub, known as the CSUN Nutrition Experts website, for reliable information to help the university stay health conscious. Read more

CSUN Students Help Get Local Schoolkids Moving

December 16, 2014

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Ready, set, go! California State University, Northridge kinesiology students are helping put more spring, bounce, jump, skip and run in the steps of local elementary school students this winter.  CSUN students and faculty are working with the schools thanks to a partnership with Dignity Health/Northridge Hospital, which received a $290,000 grant from the UniHealth Foundation to promote fitness and combat childhood obesity at Canoga Park and Hart Street elementary schools in Canoga Park. The one-year grant was renewed for the 2014-15 school year after a successful first run during the 2013-14 year. With funding from Dignity Health, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) project will continue into next year.

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Kinesiology Dance Alum Appointed Olympic Judge

November 26, 2014

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Mamiko Yamai came to the United States with minimal English-speaking skills, a passion for figure skating and a strong motivation to expand her horizons in dance and language. Yamai, a foreign exchange student from Japan, then made her way to California State University, Northridge in 2007 to make her lifelong dream of becoming an Olympic judge a reality. This year, she finally got her wish: Yamai was appointed as an Olympic figure skating judge for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Read more

Fulbright Grant to Teach and Research Tobacco Control in China

November 6, 2014

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Kathleen Young, an associate professor of health sciences at California State University, Northridge, will be traveling to Zhejiang University in Hangzhou China as a Fulbright Scholar in spring, 2015. She will teach public health education in the Department of Social Medicine and perform research on tobacco control in the School of Medicine’s Research Center for Tobacco Control. Young studies the benefits of smoke-free environments. Read more

Collaboratoria: Dance Performance Showcases CSUN Choreographers

November 5, 2014

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The nature of dance is collaboration between dancers and choreographers, dancers and music, dancers and the audience, and even science and art. “Colaboratoria: Graduate Student and Faculty Dance Concert,” sponsored by California State University, Northridge’s Department of Kinesiology, will be an evening of diverse choreographic visions and passionate dancing.  Three shows: Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall, located on the east side of the campus off Zelzah Avenue in the University Student Union. Read more

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