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Big Blue Book Club for DHN Students & FCS Extension

Big Blue Book Club for DHN Students & FCS Extension

Year: 2023
Project Leader: Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Liz Combs, and Emily Dewitt
Department/Program: Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Funding: $1000

The current FCS Extension Big Blue Book Club has been a tremendous success for community engagement and exposing Kentuckians to a variety of topic areas. Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Emily DeWitt will be co-facilitating an upcoming book within the Big Blue Book Club series for “Is Butter a Carb?: Unpacking Fact from Fiction in the World of Nutrition” in spring 2023. They have an opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Liz Combs to engage students in her DHN 313 Community Nutrition class where community-based programming is discussed across the human lifecycle. This project provides a novel approach to exposing undergraduate dietetics and human nutrition students to FCS Extension programming and unique strategies for community nutrition education opportunities in future careers. Students' involvement will be two-fold:

1) Participate in statewide virtual book club with FCS Extension. Students will be expected to develop discussion questions that correspond with weekly readings.

2) Engage in peer-led book discussion in DHN 313

Contact Information

Dr. Nancy Cox, Ph.D.

S123 Ag. Science Center North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 257-4772