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Marilyn Magaram Center Celebrates 25 Years of Shining the Spotlight on Health & Nutrition

September 2, 2016

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The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics will celebrate 25 years of educating people on the value of eating healthy and living well with an anniversary event on campus, Thursday, Sept. 15. The evening is designed to show off the breadth and depth of the center’s efforts to provide CSUN students and members of the community hands-on opportunities to utilize and understand health and nutrition. The celebration will spotlight advances in nutrition and health with a jam-packed evening hosted by Daytime Emmy Award-winning actor Obba Babatunde. Read more

CSUN Among Few Universities in US Offering Lactation Education Courses

September 1, 2016

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CSUN is now one of the few universities in the United States that offers lactation education courses to its undergraduate and graduate students. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that new mothers, whenever possible, breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first six months of life. But that’s easier said than done for a lot of women.Societal norms and cultural misconceptions still make breastfeeding uncomfortable for some new mothers. While other women struggle to figure out how to successfully breastfeed. Lactation education can help. Read more

Rosa Angulo-Barroso Joins International Collaboration to Study Effects of Iron Supplementation on Infants

August 31, 2016

Rosa Angulo-Barroso

Iron is keeping pregnant women healthy across the globe. But what impact can it have once the baby is born? Research by HHD kinesiology professor and international collaborator Rosa Angulo-Barroso, explores the effects of iron supplementation on the motor development of infants, and the preliminary findings are positive. A study published in the Pediatrics Journal earlier this year, revealed iron supplementation in early infancy has a positive effect on the use of of large muscles and locomotion. Read more


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