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Get to Know Doctoral Student Matthew Dallefield

Learn about his area of research and some fun facts about him, too!

Name:
Matthew A. Dallefeld
 
Hometown: 
Canton, Illinois
 
Education:
BS in Nutrition and Dietetics - Southern Illinois University 
MS in Nutrition - Southern Illinois University
 
Describe yourself with 3 adjectives.
Affable
Encouraging
Purposeful
 
What is the focus area of your research?
NYC elementary school students' thoughts and perceptions, and intake of, school lunch. 
 
Which aspect of your project(s) are you most excited about?
Working with children! Child nutrition is vital so what I'm most excited about is working toward understanding the reasons why elementary school students consume the fruits and vegetables that they do and potentially being able to create/change programs that build upon these reasons to increase elementary student fruit and vegetable consumption. 
 
 
Favorites Speed Round:
Vegetable- Cabbage
Book- Into The Wild
Movie- Vanilla Sky 
NYC Restaurant- This is a tough call! It's between Patsy's Pizzeria, Hou Yi Hot Pot, and Jin (Harlem).
Dog person or cat person- I love dogs but I live with two cats and they are the best. So, I will say cats.
Travel destination- Wherever my friends and family are.
Blog- I don't follow blogs. Any suggestions?
NYC tourist attraction- Central Park
 

Published Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Get to Know Doctoral Student Matthew Dallefield

Name:
Matthew A. Dallefeld
 
Hometown: 
Canton, Illinois
 
Education:
BS in Nutrition and Dietetics - Southern Illinois University 
MS in Nutrition - Southern Illinois University
 
Describe yourself with 3 adjectives.
Affable
Encouraging
Purposeful
 
What is the focus area of your research?
NYC elementary school students' thoughts and perceptions, and intake of, school lunch. 
 
Which aspect of your project(s) are you most excited about?
Working with children! Child nutrition is vital so what I'm most excited about is working toward understanding the reasons why elementary school students consume the fruits and vegetables that they do and potentially being able to create/change programs that build upon these reasons to increase elementary student fruit and vegetable consumption. 
 
 
Favorites Speed Round:
Vegetable- Cabbage
Book- Into The Wild
Movie- Vanilla Sky 
NYC Restaurant- This is a tough call! It's between Patsy's Pizzeria, Hou Yi Hot Pot, and Jin (Harlem).
Dog person or cat person- I love dogs but I live with two cats and they are the best. So, I will say cats.
Travel destination- Wherever my friends and family are.
Blog- I don't follow blogs. Any suggestions?
NYC tourist attraction- Central Park
 
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