Walking through the grocery aisles, one thing has become clear: coconut oil has come to officially dominate the store. Since when did everyone swap out the usual oil suspects and go nuts for coconuts? This is not to say there is anything inherently “wrong” with choosing to consume coconut oil. Coconut oil is tasty and […]
About Debbie Fetter
Debbie Fetter is a Doctoral Candidate in the Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology at the University of California, Davis. She works in the Zidenberg-Cherr research group where her research focuses on how to use technology in school-based, obesity-prevention programs to generate interest towards nutrition and physical activity. She is currently using wearable activity devices as a platform for encouraging students to adopt healthy behaviors through targeted health messages.
Debbie enjoys writing and aspires to use her writing to help bridge the gap between the science community and the general public. Hearing misconceptions about nutrition motivated her to create her own blog and Instagram to discuss current nutrition trends, research, and sustainable strategies towards incorporating healthy living.
Debbie also holds a BS in Nutrition Science from the University of California, Davis. In the midst of graduate school life, she finds time to run and take group exercise classes. She is an advocate for “variety in moderation” and believes that in a healthy diet there’s always room for a piece of cheese.
Entries by Debbie Fetter
When you open Instagram*, you’re immediately bombarded with beautiful pictures of iconic nature scenes, happily engaged couples, the most adorable animals, and, of course, drool-worthy plates of food. This relatively new social network has been growing in users every day and novel ways of using the application have emerged, including tracking weight loss and weight […]
Ways to combat impostor syndrome and advance your professional skill set were brought to life during the ASN Student Interest Group and Early Career Nutrition Interest Group symposium on “Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Skills Essential to Leveraging Your Scientific Career” during ASN’s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting. Phyllis Rippey, University of Ottawa, opened the session […]
With the rise in technology, information is at our fingertips–literally. Concurrent with the technology boom, more and more people are paying attention to their health and food. This combination has led to mass food movements, changes in food policy, and more. But, who exactly is driving this push for change? What role can nutrition experts […]
Sunday morning at ASN’s 2017 Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting began with the “Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition” session hosted by the ASN Nutrient-Gene Interactions RIS. The presentations that followed addressed aspects of the question: how do genes and nutrition interact? Silvia Berciano, Tufts University, opened the session with her presentation on “Behavior related genes, dietary […]
Walking into the “Developing Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Behaviors through Education, Extension or Technology” session sponsored by the ASN Nutrition Education and Behavioral Sciences RIS, you could feel the energy in the room as everyone waited in anticipation for the oral sessions to begin. The session began with a presentation by Gabriella McLoughlin, University […]
Good nutrition has been shown to help with survival, growth, mental development, health, and well-being across one’s lifespan. Unearthing precisely what to eat to help achieve maximal benefit has been the subject of many research studies and debates, especially regarding childhood nutrition starting at an early age. Breastfeeding has been recognized for its ability to […]
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