CSUF News Service
McEligot to Speak at Statewide Conference
Jan. 21, 2015
Archana McEligot, professor of health science, will serve on a panel discussing "U.S. Department of Agriculture Hispanic-Serving Institution Grants" at the Feb. 2-3 California HSI Research Collaboration Conference in Santa Barbara. In 2011, McEligot was among three Cal State Fullerton faculty members awarded a USDA grant; her award of $280,343 was directed to develop "A Childhood Obesity and Nutrition Curriculum for a Diverse and Changing Population," a series of courses focused on the obesity epidemic among immigrant children.
"The students will have the opportunity to engage in a focused study on childhood obesity and nutrition, interact with the faculty at UC Davis, learn about higher education and career opportunities in nutrition, and gain valuable skills via experiential/internship training in the childhood obesity and nutrition field," McEligot said about the program.