The Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center would like to highlight Nancy Ghanem as our Student Spotlight for February!
Ghanem is originally from Cairo, Egypt. She eventually moved to the United Arab Emirates at 11 years old and finally moved to the United States at 17 years old – talk about an incredible background!
As a fourth-year student at Colorado State, Ghanem studies Food Science and Human Nutrition. At CSU, she participated as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Health Behaviors Lab. This experience allowed her to carry out an interdisciplinary study examining how children order and consume vegetables while dining in a restaurant. In this study, she collected the participants’ anthropometrics, or body measurements, as well as interact with both parent and child to ensure a smooth study for the 12-week duration.
Ghanem enjoys many aspects of the nutritional field. Her favorites areas include studying the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease and educating underserved populations. For these populations, she hopes to find interventions that prevent and manage chronic diseases and improve their overall quality of life. In the future, Ghanem hopes to do anything related to nutrition. Her current plan is to obtain her RDN credentials and eventually, her Ph.D. in nutrition.
At the KRNC, Ghanem enjoys most tasks in the program, but her favorite is shadowing appointments with our nutritionists. Ghanem states, “I love dietitian-patient one-on-ones. I learn many useful counseling interventions and information that broaden my knowledge and experience.” Way to go, Nancy!