‘MTSU On the Record’ dines out with peer-to-peer n...

‘MTSU On the Record’ dines out with peer-to-peer nutrition mentoring

Students who mentor other students about how to make healthier eating decisions were the focus of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Grace Farone

Grace Farone

Host Gina Logue’s interview with senior dietetics major Grace Farone first aired April 11 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their conversation below.

WMOT-new web logoFarone is one of a handful of students conducting activities to give other students accurate food information under the direction of Dr. Lisa Sheehan-Smith, a professor of nutrition and food science and a registered dietician, through a partnership with Campus Recreation.

The daughter of biology professors Anthony and Mary Farone said she became interested in nutrition after losing the index finger on her right hand to cancer when she was 14 years old.

“Being in a hospital around other health care professionals, I realized how important nutrition was to help prevent other diseases,” said Farone. “I just wanted to help and share with others what I learned.”

Farone, who is right-handed, has been cancer-free since the amputation. She is on track to graduate this May with a bachelor’s degree.

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.