Cornell NutritionWorks Web Site Nourishes Community Practitioners
Ulrich, Clare, Human Ecology
One hundred years ago, Martha Van Rensselaer drove throughout upstate New York to bring information about nutrition and hygiene to rural farm wives. Today, Christina Stark, extension associate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, uses a 21st century means of delivering extension education; she is using the Internet to connect nutrition professionals throughout the nation and the world with current research in their field, which ultimately benefits the people they serve. Stark is the program leader for Cornell NutritionWorks, an interactive web site that offers professional development to nutrition and health practitioners, including Cornell Cooperative Extension nutritionists serving residents throughout New York State. The web site (www.nutritionworks.cornell.edu) uses distance technology to provide a variety of continuing education opportunities for the target audience. Cornell NutritionWorks members can interact with Cornell faculty through an Ask the Nutrition Expert feature, …
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Publication information: Article title: Cornell NutritionWorks Web Site Nourishes Community Practitioners. Contributors: Ulrich, Clare - Author. Journal title: Human Ecology. Volume: 33. Issue: 3 Publication date: December 2005. Page number: 22+. © 2008 Cornell University, Human Ecology. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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