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Carmen Byker Shanks, PhD

Carmen Byker Shanks, PhD
Day 1: Panelist, Nutrition Panel: Sustainability and Nutrition Science: How Do They Intersect in the Classroom?, July 26, 1:30pm

Day 2: Session leader, Visualizing Complex Food Systems Concepts with Infographics

Dr. Shanks is Assistant Professor, Food and Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems at Montana State University.  Dr. Carmen Byker Shanks’ teaching, research, and outreach expertise lies in behavioral and social sciences focused on food and nutrition. She teaches courses that explore community nutrition, culinary methods and management, research methods, human development, and sustainable food systems.

She leads the Behavioral Nutrition Research Group of the Food and Health Lab (FAHL) at Montana State University (MSU). In her research, she addresses nutritional needs of communities through direct collaboration and the use of nutrient analysis tools, surveying, sensory testing, food environment instruments, food weighing and plate waste, mapping, inventories, and qualitative methodology.

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