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November 30, 2018

Manju Reddy awarded grant for iron absorption supplement study: Maju Reddy, a professor in food science and human nutrition, received $4,600 from Cura Global Health Inc. This funding will be used to determine if the organic iron supplement that Reddy and her team are testing can cause less side effects than other commonly used ferrous sulfates without compromising iron absorption. Ferrous sulfate is an iron supplement used to treat anemia and causes many side effects in humans when taken in high doses. This study hopes to identify a safer alternative to treat anemia.
For more information, contact Manju Reddy in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-2024 or mbreddy@iastate.edu.

November 29, 2018

Sarah Francis receives award for WIN Program: Sarah Francis, associate professor in food science and human nutrition, received $36,887 from the Iowa Department of Human Services to promote awareness of and enrollment in the Iowa Food Assistance Program through the ISU Extension-delivered Wellness and Independence through Nutrition (WIN) Program. The WIN Program will be offered in 31 Iowa counties to inform Iowans ages 50 years and older of how food assistance can improve their nutritional intake and quality of life.
For more information, contact Sarah Francis in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-1456 or slfranci@iastate.edu.


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