Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[396] ‘MTSU On the Record’ dines divinely with peer-to-peer nutrition mentoring

MURFREESBORO — Students who mentor other students about how to make healthier eating decisions are the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Grace Farone, a senior dietetics major, will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 16, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.

Farone is one of a handful of students conducting activities to give other students accurate food information under the direction of 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 in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://bit.ly/mtsu-otr.

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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