(Posted November 22, 2016)


            HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- A Juniata College class, “Nutrition,” has organized a symposium on “Food As Medicine at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science.

            The symposium is free and open to the public.

            The topics and student teams are as follows:

            “Health Benefits of Resistant Starch,” presented by Katie Fisher, a senior from Rochester, N.Y.; Lee Hacecky, a sophomore from Purcellville, Va.; Anastasia Ardasheva, a senior international student from Moscow, Russia; and Shiyue Shao, an international student from Nanjing, China.

            “The Paleolithic Diet and Multiple Sclorosis,” presented by Chelsea Chizmar, a senior from Johnstown, Pa.; Katy Cosby, a sophomore from Frederick, Md.; Sierra Mellish, a senior from Williamsport, Pa.; and Aubry Wareham, a sophomore from Mercersburg, Pa.

            “Alzheimer’s Disease: Type 3 Diabetes,” presented by Michael Bivens, a freshman from Greencastle, Pa.; Shayla Fitzsimmons, a sophomore from Fort Loudoun, Pa., Dima Kunstbeck, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa.; and Anvy Tran, a senior from Boston, Mass.

“The MIND Diet and Alzheimer’s Disease,” presented by Brooklyn Welsh, a junior from Roaring Spring, Pa; Hannah McDonnell, a sophomore from Oxford, Conn.; Hanna Hess, a sophomore from Huntingdon, Pa. and Matthew Denver, a freshman from Huntingdon, Pa.

“Psychobiotics, Gut Bacteria, and Mental Illness,” presented by Iyesha Foster, a sophomore from South Decatur, Ga.; Marissa Woodman, a junior from Foster City, Calif.; Steven Guetzlaff, a senior from Schnecksville, Pa.; and Catherine Jonova, a senior international student from the Czech Republic.

            The Role of Nutrition in Preventing and Reversing Cardiovascular Disease,” presented by Kyle May, a senior from Thurmont, Md.; Cierra Naglowski, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa.; and Marissa Trone, a junior from York, Pa.

“Health Benefits of Coconut Oil,” presented by Kamron Baynes, a junior from Philadelphia, Pa.; Polly Cooper, a sophomore from Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and Dallas Huff, a sophomore from Tyrone, Pa.

“The Power of CruciferousVegetables,” presented by Ally Kronenwetter, a sophomore from Houtzdale, Pa.; Marina Segura Benitez, an international student from La Linea, Spain; Hillary Grove, a sophomore from York, Pa.; and Lauren Lucas, a sophomore from Hollidaysburg, Pa.

“Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease,” presented by Jamilka Manzueta, a junior from New York, N.Y.; Elena Diaz De Marco, an international student from Seville, Spain; and Alexa Patton, a junior from Tyrone, Pa.

“Health Benefits of Fermented Foods,” presented by Kayla Borden, a junior from Bunker Hill, W.Va.; Kelsy Guyer, a junior from Chambersburg, Pa.; Aisha Nelson, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Hannah Shumway, a junior from Slippery Rock, Pa.

“Inflammation and Your Health,” presented by Henry Lush, a senior from Spring Mills, Pa.; Andrew Superdock, a senior from Newmanstown, Pa.; Maeve Gannon, a junior from Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Jingy Sui, a sophomore from Yantai City, China.

“The Anti-Inflammatory Diet,” presented by Nik Iacovelli, a sophomore from Delran, N.J.; Tiffany Carter, a junior from Curwensville, Pa.; Erica Johns, a sophomore from York, Pa.; and Kent Zelesky, a senior from Bolton, Conn.

“Low FODMAP Diet for IBD and IBS,” presented by Steven Ash, a sophomore from Elk Grove, Conn.; Nina Berculo, an international student from Utrecht in The Netherlands; and Alexis Shoop, a junior from Lewistown, Pa.

“Nutritional Intervention for Autism,” presented by Eric Chun, a junior from Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Lydia Heishman, a sophomore from Keezletown, Va.; Colin Laubach, a senior from Lewisberry, Pa.; and Allison Price, a junior from New Enterprise, Pa.

“Healthy Fats for Weight Loss,” presented by Maddy De Angelis, a junior from Altoona, Pa; Isaac Fisher, a sophomore from Huntingdon, Pa.; Madeline Joyce, a sophomore from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Maggie Pozenel, a junior from Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.