Service Learning

Cal Poly Community Based Learning

Dr. Aleksandra S. Kristo and Dr. Angelos Sikalidis

Drs. Kristo and Sikalidis are faculty in the Food Science and Nutrition / Nutrition department (CAFES). They are planning to introduce service-learning components to two classes (FSN 310 - Maternal Child Nutrition; Dr. Kristo) and (FSN 381 - Critical Thinking in Nutrition Research; Dr. Sikalidis).

Dr. Kristo studied Nutritional Sciences at Harokopio University in Athens, Greece, and completed her Master and Doctorate in Food and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Maine, followed by post-doctorate training at the JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center in Aging at Tufts University in Boston, MA. Her main research interest is the role of diet in cardiovascular disease, with current research at Cal Poly involving farmworkers in California.
Dr. Sikalidis completed his BSc/MEng (Food Science and Technology) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Agriculture: Thessaloniki, GR. He subsequently did his MS in Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at UC Berkeley in 2006 and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences in 2010. His research interests include Signaling properties of nutrients on the immunology - T2DM axis and Nutrition interventions for T2DM risk reduction and/or T2DM management improvement.



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