Nutrition Research Project
As part of the Nutrient Metabolism and Research Methods course, groups of 3-5 students completed research projects. Each group had to to propose a nutrition-related research topic to the International Review Board, complete a literature review, conduct the experiment, write a research paper, and create a research poster to be displayed in Messiah College's Annual Science Symposium. My group conducted an observational research study which evaluated the nutritional adequacy of the meals served at the Salvation Army soup kitchen in Carlisle, PA. Results from this study were presented to the Salvation Army along with recommendations to assist the organization in creating menus that are diverse, nutritious, and balanced. Above is the poster summarizing our research and findings.
Advanced Food Science and Technology
This video was created as part of a marketing project for my Food Service course. The task was to invent some type of food service equipment and market it in a creative way to the public. Me and three other classmates developed an intelligent refrigerator, "Intelli-Fridge", that helps individuals and families reduce their food waste while simplify meal planning. The class then voted on a product to "patent" and out of six groups, the"Intelli-Fridge" won!
Recipe Modification Project
As part of our Food Service Course we were given the assignment of choosing an original recipe and making a significant modification that would improve the nutrient content of the recipe. I modified a macaroni and cheese recipe to lower the total and saturated fat content and incorporated ingredients to increase the fiber content per serving.
Special Dinner Project
Shown above are a photos from my live, recorded cooking demonstration. The demonstration was complete with a live feed of the overhead shot of the demonstration table for the audience to view. I prepared a recipe that I developed myself called "Mahi-Mahi with Avocado Sauce".