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Saginaw Valley State University:The Allen Foundation Research Endowment Fund [AFREF] was established at the Saginaw Valley State University Foundation to provide a firm base of financial support for use by faculty members, particularly in the College of Science, Engineering, and Techno! logy, and the College of Nursing and Allied Health. The resources provided by distributions from the AFREF afford SVSU with a unique chance to provide intellectual opportunities with the research capability to address various health and nutritional issues facing the Mid-Michigan region, in particular, and throughout the world. In addition, ongoing programs are provided in which undergraduate students are able to obtain actual research experience. Besides financing the initiation of new research projects, the AFREF serves to help recruit the best academic and research scholars to the SVSU campus in order to address new research needs. The endowment was funded by a grant from the Allen Foundation of $1 million. [See the Midland (Michigan) Daily News, June 10, 2002.]

The Allen Center for Nutrition at Cedar Crest College has risen to the status of a recognized nutrition resource in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The Center, which combines a nutrition degree program with community outreach, promotes research on issues related to nutrition and sponsors information on healthy lifestyles to all age groups. It has introduced thousands of college students and members of the larger community to the principles of nutrition through public lectures by Dr. Dean Ornish, a world-renowned cardiologist, Jane Brody, New York Times nutrition columnist, and Prof. Joanne Lupton, holder the William W. Allen Chair in Nutrition at Texas A&M University. The Allen Center sponsors workshops and lectures for community groups, health- care facilities, school districts, day- care centers, senior citizens, low- income families and minority organizations. In addition, workshops on healthy eating and fitness are available! to Cedar Crest students, faulty and staff.

Allen Foundation Nutrition Scholars at Syracuse University Allen Foundation Scholars volunteer at Syracuse "Meals on Wheels" to satisfy the 105- hour fieldwork clinical component of the graduate-level Community Nutrition Program Made possible through a 1989 grant from the Allen Foundation Inc., the College for Human Development introduced an innovative field training program for nutrition students. The program provides graduate-level dietetic students with firsthand experience in community programs that offer food and nutrition services to the hungry, homeless, and homebound. As part of their American Dietetic Association membership requirements, the students provide volunteer assistance on a three-week rotation basis to various community agencies servin! g these special populations. A second grant from the Allen Foundation in 1991 expanded the content and scope of the program to include community nutrition training, research, and education. Recently, the Allen Foundation awarded Syracuse University a $250,000 multi-year grant to endow a scholarship fund for students participating in the community-based nutrition program. As a result, the Community Nutrition Program, which is now the permanent field training component of the Nutrition and Food Service Management Department graduate curriculum, will continue to grow and thrive by attracting the most outstanding graduate students in the field of nutrition.

Nutrition & Food Science internet links:

For the homepage of the FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, click here. One of the best internet sites of any Nutrition or Food Science Department is located on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Tufts University's Nutrition Navigator makes it easy to find reliable nutrition information online.