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Sarah Francis

Title: Associate Professor / Nutrition Extension State Specialist
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition / Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Office: 224d Mackay 2302 Osborn Dr, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 1456
Email: slfranci@iastate.edu

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Research interests

I am interested in determining to what extent theory-based, unique, and innovative nutrition and health intervention strategies can increase awareness, knowledge and adoption of health-promoting behaviors in older adults and those with limited resources audiences and evaluating those interventions through long-term community-based studies using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Published works


Current projects

  • Reaching Out to Mid-Life and Older Iowans and to Family Support Staff to Strengthen Access to Nutritious Foods through the Iowa Food Assistance Program (Iowa Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Fresh Conversations Evaluation Project (Iowa Department of Public Health)
  • Promoting nutrition education to participants in the Commodity and Supplemental Food program in Polk County (Department of Community, Family and Youth Services’ Senior Nutrition Program and Commodity Supplemental Food Program)