Kristen Hilvers, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, Coordinator, ISU Dietetic Internship-Meridian and Clinical Assistant Professor is one of the few dietitians in Idaho qualified to train other dietitians in the Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE).
This month, she shares her expertise at a regional gathering of dietitians from the Treasure Valley.
The NFPE is a systematic head-to-toe exam of a patient's physical appearance and function, which helps dietitians to evaluate nutritional status and diagnosis malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies/toxicities.
Mar 26, 2019. Clinical Assistant Professor Kris Hilvers, RDN, LD, CNSD presents NFPE: Who, What, When, Why and How? at the Treasure Valley Dietitians' monthly meeting. She is one of the few dietitians in Idaho certified in training RDNs on how to perform the nutrition focused physical exam.
Mar 20, 2019. Clinical Assistant Professor, Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, is co-presented a webinar on "Interstitial Cystitis and Diet" for an international audience of 170+ participants gathered by the Interstitial Cystitis Association.
Mar 14, 2019. Clinical Assistant Professor Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD discussed special nutritional considerations for law enforcement with Law Enforcement Cadets at the ISU POST Academy.
Mar 14, 2019. Clinical Assistant Professor Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD was one of 14 invited participants in Dairy West's Treasure Valley “Nourish Dialogues Dinner.” The dairy industry is hosting these gatherings across the country to spur food sustainability discussions among stakeholders from disparate industries.
Mar 8, 2019. Dietetics students, interns, and faculty participated in an Inter-Professional Education event that occurred simultaneously in Pocatello and Meridian via distance learning technology. Ten different health professions participated. Dietetic Intern Jenna Bobroski played the dietitian in the simulation. Associate Professor Allisha Weeden, PhD, RND, LD is a member of the IPE Committee that organized the event.
Mar 7, 2019. At this year's annual ISU Health Fair, Dietetic students and faculty gave food demos helping consumers to learn how to make easy, healthy options at home.
Mar 1, 2019. In celebration of National Nutrition Month, ISU Dietetic Programs' faculty collaborated with Pocatello Dietitians and Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society on Nutrition Fair held at Albion Hall that drew 200 people. Clinical Assistant Professor Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD presented nutrition tips for older adults.
Feb 27, 2019. Dietetic students took part in the 8th annual CommUniversity event, which featured more than 90 interactive booths with family activities, free food, and free T-shirts for children.
Feb 22, 2019. Clinical Assistant Professor Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD created an online, interactive program on heart-healthy eating tips to employees at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies’ Health and Wellness Program.
Jan 22, 2019. ISU Dietetic Programs hosts Pocatello Dietitians continuing education program on Ketogenic Diets with featured speaker Emily Norbryhn, RD, LD CLT.
Jan 1, 2019. Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, co-published a study on patient perceptions on factors that cause and prevent kidney stones in the World Journal of Urology.
Dec 2018. Clinical Assistant Professor Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD, gave "Vitamin C, Fruit, and Me" presentation to elementary school students (4th graders and 2nd graders).
Nov 28, 2018. Rick Tivis, MPH, Assistant Director, Idaho Center for Health Research and Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, Director of Dietetic Programs, in collaboration with St. Luke’s Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and Boise State, published an “Evaluation of Food Insecurity in Adults and Children with Cystic Fibrosis: Community Case Study” in Frontiers in Public Health.
Nov 9, 2019. Clinical Assistant Professor Kris Hilvers, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, presented "Let’s Get Physical: Nutrition Focused Physical Exam – the Foundation for Pressure Injury Risk Assessment" at the Idaho Pressure Ulcer Prevention Coalition.
Nov 1, 2018. Dietetics major Julianne Nguyen was awarded an ISU undergraduate research grant to pursue a project entitled, Dietary Assessment Capturing Spice and Herb Intake: Validation of an Online Questionnaire." Dr. Cynthia Blanton, RDN will serve as her faculty mentor.
Oct 2018. Clinical Assistant Professor Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD, participated in the 2018 BPA/FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference. She presented on Interior Design, and served as a judge for Iron Chef and Top Chef competitions for local high school students.
Oct 20, 2018. Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD and her colleagues were awarded “Outstanding Abstract” for their poster, "Strategic Planning Builds Bridges: " presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual meeting held in Washington, D.C.
Oct 19, 2018. ISU graduate and Be Well Solutions Dietetic Intern, Andrea Jeffery, was a featured presenter at the 11th Annual ISU Senior Health and Wellness Symposium: Promoting the Health of Seniors in Boise.
Oct 2018. Clinical Assistant Professor Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD, gave "Vitamin C, Fruit, and Me" presentation to elementary school students (4th graders and 2nd graders).
Oct 8, 2018. Clinical Assistant Professor Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD discussed nutrition with the Parkinson's Support Group.
Sep 12, 2018. Rick Tivis, MPH and Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD collaborated with Boise State and St. Luke’s on research about the prevalence of food insecurity among Idahoans with cystic fibrosis.
Aug 30, 2018. ISU's Jenifer Reader was elected as the President Elect of the Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society.
Aug 25, 2018. Two ISU Dietetic Programs were awarded national reaccreditation for seven years. ACEND, the accreditation body, noted that ISU provides “quality dietetics education.”
Aug 25, 2018. Dietetic Programs announced organizational changes and new faculty appointments: Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, is now Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Dietetic Programs. Allisha Weedon, PhD, RDN, LD, assumed the role of the DPD Director. Jenifer Reader, MHE, RDN, LD, started as a full-time clinical assistant professor.
June 20, 2018. Laura McKnight, MPH, RDN, LD, former director of dietetics program and clinical associate professor, became the first dean of the College of Health Professions.
May 7, 2019. Clinical Assistant Professor, Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD presented a Food Preservation Class for the Master Gardeners for the University of Idaho Extension - Fort Hall.
April 20, 2018. ISU alumna Chelsea Schoenfelder (BS '12, MPH '13) was recognized as Idaho's Young Dietitian of the Year by the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
April 19, 2018. ISU Dietetic Interns presented posters at Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting.
April 17, 2018. Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, co-presented on “Health Heroes: An Integrated Diabetes Education Program” at the Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Conference.
April 4, 2018. Three ISU students were recognized with 2018 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetic Student Awards.
March 4, 2018. Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, presented a poster session at the 2018 Keystone Symposia Conference: Manipulation of the Gut Microbiota for Metabolic Health, held in Banff, Alberta, CA.
January 29, 2018. Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, published research on probiotics in Nutrients journal. Supplements of probiotic and whole grape powder did not improve bone architecture in an animal model.
October 23, 2017. Associate Professor Allisha Weeden, PhD, RDN, LD, and two dietetic students conducted a research project on improving the nutrition content of chocolate with a white bean flour replacement. They presented a poster of their research findings at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ national Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE) in fall 2017.
October 22, 2017. Professor and Associate Vice President Patricia Marincic, PhD, RDN, CLE, spoke at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting: Retrospective Chart Reviews: Practice to Publication to Policy.
June 15, 2017. Clinical Assistant Professor Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD, was recognized this month as a nutrition expert in Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action.
March 30, 2017. Clinical Associate Professor Laura Mcknight, MPH, RDN, LD, was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Dietetic Educator for a Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Fall 2016. Two Dietetic Programs faculty co-published in a national journal. The findings of a study conducted by Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, and Clinical Associate Professor Laura McKnight, MPH, RDN, LD, was published in the Fall 2016 issue of the Journal of Allied Health. The study found that weight bias is prevalent in health professions students at Idaho State University.
September 30, 2016. Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, presented on Nutrition and Circadian Rhythms at the 9th Annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium, sponsored by the ISU Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Training.
April 22, 2016. Associate Professor Allisha Weeden, PhD, RDN, LD, presented two posters at 2016 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting: Comparison of Nutrient Content and Side Item Options of Children’s Menus at Popular Fast Food Restaurants Author Block and Lower Calorie Menu Items Offered at Casual Dining Restaurants Cost More than Traditional Menu Items.
April 22, 2016. Clinical Associate Professor Laura Mcknight, MPH, RDN, LD, presented a poster at 2016 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting: Professional Development Opportunities for Dietetics Students at Idaho State University through a Campus Food Pantry.
April 21, 2016. SCORESM Dietitian Natalie Christensen, RDN, LD, presented at 2016 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting: Growing Strong through Performance Nutrition: How Sports Nutrition Gives That Competitive Edge!
April 4, 2016. Research conducted by Professor Cynthia Blanton, PhD, RDN, was published in FASEB, the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. At this month’s FASEB meeting Dr. Blanton and her co-authors also reported their findings that enriching diets with blueberries and/or probiotics does not appear to alter blood pressure variability compared to a control diet in rats with hypertension.