Three Nutrition and Food Science students featured in CURC

Annie Campain, Lauren Grabos and Brayden Smith are seniors in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The posters are featured in Colorado State University’s Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Poster Gallery. The iPoster links below include narration from the student, author information, and an abstract. Grabos and Smith work in the Functional Food and Human Health Lab under Sarah Johnson’s mentorship. Campain works in the Health Behaviors Lab under Laura Bellows’s mentorship.

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Campain comes to CSU from right here in Fort Collins and is studying Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Dietetics and Nutrition Management. She is a CSU Honors student and states, “I chose nutrition because of the impact unhealthy relationships with food have had on my family. I have seen the enormous influence food can have over people’s lives and would love to help make it a positive one.” Campain plans to attain her master’s degree in dietetics because she wants to work as a Registered Dietitian, specializing in eating disorders. Campain’s poster title is Testing the Feasibility of Food Photography as a Measurement of Food Consumption in Restaurant Settings. Annie’s Poster

Lauren Grabos

Grabos comes to CSU from Illinois and is studying Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Lauren GrabosDietetics and Nutrition Management and a minor in Chemistry. She is a CSU Honors student. Grabos aspires to attend medical school and combine her knowledge of nutrition with traditional medicine as a gasteroenterologist. Grabos’s poster title is Blueberries for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Effects on Lipid Profile, Hemoglobin A1C and Inflammatory Markers in Postmenopausal Women. Lauren’s Poster 

Brayden Smith

Brayden SmithSmith comes to CSU from Highlands Ranch, Colorado and is studying Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Dietetics and Nutrition Management. He states, “Microgreens are a sustainable emerging horticulture crop that are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals; however, clinical trials regarding the effects of microgreens in humans have yet to begin. This study is the first stepping-stone in learning more about how microgreens impact human health. I think microgreens can go from primarily being used as garnishes to a staple vegetable crop that can help diversify our diets and bring nutrient rich foods to more people.” Smith plans on becoming a Registered Dietitian. Smith’s poster title is Adherence, Feasibility, and Gastrointestinal Tolerability of Daily Consumption of Microgreens in Healthy Middle-aged/Older Adults. Brayden’s Poster

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is a part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.