The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences offers a Master of Science degree in Nutrition. Thesis research studies completed by graduate students in nutrition have consistently been presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo). In addition, graduate students in our department have won awards and have been nominated for Best Master’s Thesis Oral presentation. Our Program offers small classes, opportunity to work closely with faculty, an excellent learning environment, and an opportunity to conduct research.

This collection features theses from Master of Science students in the Department of Nutrition Graduate Program at Central Washington University.

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Theses from 2017

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THE ASSOCIATIONS OF FARM-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAMS ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN SCHOOL BREAKFAST, Hannah Brzozowski

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THE EFFECTS OF NUTRITION EDUCATION ON THIRD AND FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS’ FRUIT AND VEGETABLE KNOWLEDGE, PREFERENCE, AND CONSUMPTION, Alexandra Epstein-Solfield

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COMPARISON OF ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF ABDOMINAL OBESITY AS PREDICTORS OF CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK FACTORS: NHANES 2011-2014, Carli Kettel

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Scheduling Recess Before Lunch: Perceptions of Washington State Public Elementary School Professionals, Kaitlin O'Leary; Nicole Stendell-Hollis Ph.D., RDN; Tishra Beeson DrPH, MPH; and Dana Ogan MS, RDN

Theses from 2016

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Comparison of a Body Shape Index and Body Mass Index as Predictors of Metabolic Syndrome: NHANES 2007-2012, Rotana M. Radwan

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The Waist to Height Ratio is a Better Anthropometric Index of Abdominal Obesity and its Association with the Prevalence of Diabetes Among Asian Americans, Yu Xiao

Theses from 2015

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Beverage Selections and Presence Affect Healthy Eating Index Scores in Lunches of Elementary Age Children, Whether from Home or School, Mary K. Barbee

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A Comparison of Markers of Iron Status between Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Female High School Cross Country Runners. Is Routine, Pre-Season Screening Warranted?, Edward J. Callahan Jr

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Community Readiness Assessment: Applications for Community Nutrition Research, Whitney E. Houser

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Investigation Into School Lunch Quality Following Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act Implementation, Katherine N. Smith

Theses from 2012

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The Effects of 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3, Docosahexaenoic Acid and 5-Fluorouracil on Human Breast Cancer Cells, Liv Astri Engelsen