Get to know Dr. Farrell
My passion is in the area of child nutrition. As babies and young children our bodies are programmed to move towards healthy choices. But society and our surroundings often override those cues. It’s important to teach children about food in a healthy way. To teach caregivers how to turn food into a non-issue and convert the dinner table from a battleground to a nurturing environment.
- B.S., Exercise Science and Dietetics, minor in Child Development
- M.S., Dietetics
- Accredited Dietetic Internship
Publications and Other Scholarly Activities
Collaboration with Learning Systems Institute on Education Techniques
Darabi AA, Hemphill J, Nelson DW, Boulware, Liang X. Metal model progression in learning the electron transport chain: effects of instructional strategies and cognitive flexibility. Advances in Health Science Education 15:479-489, 2010
Since becoming the DPD director the dietetics major has become a degree and a limited access program. Limited access status has allowed us to focus our efforts, we have had a nearly 100% placement rate to internships, graduate programs or employment.
A DAY IN MY LIFE
“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.”
My husband and I are proud FSU alumni and both work on campus. We have twin daughters who scramble my brain and fill my heart every day. Much of our free time involves activities on and around campus such as athletic events and cultural festivals. We enjoy raising our children on such a diverse campus which exposes them to the endless possibilities of their future.
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“I am only human, no more, no less.”