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Biology Students Present Findings at Dietics Conference

Two biology majors recently presented their findings on the knowledge of college students about probiotics at the New York State Dietetic Association annual conference in Westchester, NY April 25-26 2014.  Since probiotics marketing does not typically target college-aged students, Martha Wasserbauer ’14 and Chelsea Corson ’14 (mentored by Dr. Kari Heckman) conducted a survey of St. Lawrence University students to learn how familiar students are with probiotics, where they obtain their knowledge, and how prevalent probiotics consumption is on the SLU campus. 

Both Wasserbauer and Corson will be pursuing further coursework and training after graduation from SLU to become registered dietitians.