Foltyn Family Health Sciences Annual Lecture

The Foltyn Family Health Sciences Annual Lecture is made possible by the generosity of Theodore J. Foltyn and Kathi Hetrick Foltyn, UD alumni who graduated in 1981. The couple established this endowed fund in February 2013 for the purpose of recruiting outstanding speakers to deliver the most up-to-date, relevant information to the campus community on topics such as behavioral health, nutrition, wellness, and disease prevention.

The lectures, which are a part of the College of Health Sciences Departmental Seminar Series, are free and open to the public.



Bio: Liz Applegate, PhD is a nationally renowned expert on nutrition and fitness, is a faculty member of the Nutrition Department and the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. She has received the Excellence in Education Award, the Excellence in Teaching Award, Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award from the University of California, and the 2016 United States Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. She has written over 400 articles for national magazines and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. She provides nutrition consultation for collegiate and professional athletes as well as food companies and frequently serves as a keynote speaker at industry, athletic and scientific meetings. Additional information and a full cv can be found here.

Lessons Learned from the Garden: Nutrition education program designed for developmentally disabled adults involving campus and community

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12PM – STAR Atrium

Dr. Liz Applegate, PhD

Dr. Applegate will describe the UC-Davis program, Team Davis Good Foods Garden, their objectives and implementation and what they have learned in promoting nutrition education and practical application for this special needs population. Light refreshments will be served.
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Six must-do eating and fueling rules for every athlete!

7:00pm – Mitchell Hall

From football and soccer to cross country and gymnastics, all athletes must follow certain performance eating strategies to maximize their success on the field and optimize their recovery after competition. During this lecture Dr. Applegate’s goal is to offer athletes of all ages and levels practical information to perform at their best.
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Previous Lecturers:

2016: Janet Taylor, Professor at Columbia University
“Culturally Sensitive Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes”

2014: Amy Luke, Professor at Loyola University Chicago
“Energy In, Energy Out”

2013: Maureen Black, professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
“Food Insecurity”

We would like to thank the Foltyn Family for their generous funding of this annual seminar.




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