Magaram Center News
Whole Kids Foundation Grant
The Magaram Center has received 3 grants, each in the amount of $2000 from the Whole Kids Foundation to help continue the garden projects at Gault, Anatola and Cohasset elementary schools. These projects originally started as part of the Housing and Urban Development grant which focused on addressing obesity by changing the built environment. The garden project provided hands on and in class education to first and second graders, as well as parents in the Parent Centers at each school aimed at increasing awareness of how plants grow and increasing fresh produce consumption. The gardens at these schools are unique hanging gardens (Woolly Pocket gardens) that allow students to grow food and other plants while reserving valuable green space for exercise and recess. Other parts of the HUD grant focused on nutrition education, physical activity and physical education.
The Whole Kids Foundation funds will be used to help purchase garden supplies and equipment and educational materials for the garden projects at each of these schools.
Marilyn Magaram Center Internships
Internship Applications for the Fall 2013 semester are now being accepted.
Health Assess (summer and fall)
West Hills Hospital Dietary (summer and fall)
Community Supported Agriculture (summer and fall)
Continuing Education Series
Food Science Lab Assistant
Food Chem Lab Assistant
For more information, please visit our student page.
Food & Nutrition Public Policy Event:
Advocate to Elevate!
Wednesday * April 17 * 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Innovative food and nutrition policies affecting professionals and the public’s health.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ and the California Dietetic Association’s public policy workshops and their positions on the issues.
Registration is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm,
Presentations will start promptly at 5:30 pm,
Light refreshments will be served, and
2 Free CPEU's available for RD's and DTR's.
Register Online at:
Distinguished Visiting Speaker - Julieanna Hever
The Magaram Center's Continuing Education Series, in collaboration with the Graduate Studies' Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program Present:
A Presentation by Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T.
March 14, 2013 - 9:30am
Nordhoff Hall 113
Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T., also known asThe Plant-Based Dietitian, is a passionate advocate of the miracles associated with following a whole food, plant-based diet-the established effects of which provide positive healthful benefits.
Julieanna is the host of Veria Living Network’sWhat Would Julieanna Do?, author of the best-selling book,The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, and the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. She is the co-author of theThe Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking, which she wrote with Chef Beverly Lynn Bennett. Julieanna has been featured on numerous television and radio programs and lectures extensively throughout the United States. Julieanna counsels a variety of clients throughout the world from her Los Angeles, California-based private practice including elite athletes, adults, and children with various nutritional and/or medical concerns. Sheis published in prominent journals, magazines, blogs, and newsletters. As co-producer and star of the “infotainment” documentary To Your Health, Julieanna interviewed a host of the plant-based world’s most respected doctors and researchers to bring this important information to film and television audiences. Julieanna is also a Special Consultant for the best-selling documentary, Forks Over Knives, and she has contributed recipes to both Forks Over Knives‘ books. Her work as the Executive Director of EarthSave, International, has also provided an opportunity for Julieanna to bring whole food, plant-based nutrition to the forefront of efforts to improve the current global health crisis.
Julieanna received her Bachelors degree from UCLA and Masters of Science in Nutrition at California State University, Northridge, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. She has taught as part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification Program, worked as a clinical dietitian at Century City Doctors Hospital, and has consulted for numerous businesses.
Magaram Center and Student Work
2012 CSUN Student Research Symposium
Ava Ghobadpour, Kelley Gold and Eva Star, students participating in the Housing and Urban Development grant, administered by the Marilyn Magaram Center, recently presented their work at the CSUN Research Symposium. Below is their abstract:
In 2008, 19.6% of children aged six to eleven were classified as obese (Ogden, Caroll, Lamb & Flegal, 2010). Our project is part of a 3 year Housing and Urban Development grant administered through the Marilyn Magaram Center at CSUN. The grant has provided funding to increase children’s access to healthy food. A critical component of the project is the development of a school garden in three elementary schools in Van Nuys, CA. The purpose of our project is to develop three manuals that can be used to implement gardens and garden related curriculum in these schools, as well as at other schools in urban settings across the country.
AFF has an employment opportunity for new graduates or someone graduating this Spring. Develops new and modifies existing products based upon defined customer or in-house requirements. Tests and analyzes products at progressive stages ofdevelopment. Conducts shelf-life studies and stability testing. Performs costing on all products developed. Works under the guidance of more experienced chemists.
The role is part of their R&D team and will focus on developing new items in line with their current noodle, wraps, and pasta products.
Network for a Healthy California-Los Angeles Trade Technical College is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The goal of the program is to encourage healthy eating and physical activity of low-income populations in an effort to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Please note that this position will be based at our satellite office in Lawndale, Ca.