IFNH Ambassador Team presents at the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative Conference

panel presentation

Dr. Peggy Policastro and Chef Ian Keith

Dining Services as a Living Laboratory and Academic Collaborative, Rutgers University

NJHKI Team Member, Dr. Peggy Policastro, RDN recently presented and curated a panel on Dining Services as a Living Learning Laboratory and Academic Collaborative at the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative Conference, held at Rutgers University. The eclectic group of attendees from across the country included academics, senior university administrators, dining service directors and chefs. The purpose of the conference was to create a culture of sharing and innovation within and among colleges and universities using the Menus of Change Principles in campus dining operations, and to develop a research agenda related to those principles.


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Menus of Change University Research Collaborative Conference, Princeton University

L-R Megan Yuen, Dana Ikeda, Madeline Holt

NJHKI Student Ambassadors Madeline Holt (SEBS, 2019), Dana Ikeda (SEBS 2020), and Megan Yuen (SEBS 2018) presented research posters at the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative meeting held at Princeton University on October 9, 2018. Posters entitled: Message Me Maybe: Caloric Labeling vs Calorie Saving Messages on Sandwiches and Convenient or Customized: Which Salads Customers Choose summarized research findings from studies investigating dietary habits of our older “kids”, Rutgers students. The student ambassadors presented to over 200 attendees representing 44 universities throughout the United States.