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Breakin' it Down' at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 11

Friday, Oct. 04, 2019


USU nutrition scientist Carrie Durward

USU nutrition scientist Carrie Durward is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 11. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130 of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. All are welcome.


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'Breaking it Down: Food's Epic Journey through Your Digestive System’ is the topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 11. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus.

We all know we need nourishment to survive, but how much do we know about what happens to food when we eat it?

Utah State University nutrition scientist Carrie Durward, a registered dietitian, says the journey food takes through our digestive systems is ‘epic’ and she’ll describe that fantastic voyage at Science Unwrapped Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus.

All ages are welcome and admission is free.

“What a lot of people don’t know is your stomach is technically considered outside your body,” says Durward, USU Extension nutrition specialist and assistant professor in USU’s Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences. “We’re going to learn about the dangerous chemicals, molecular machines and friendly bacteria that work together to break down food molecules we need and move them into our body, while keeping the dangerous stuff out.”

Refreshments and hands-on learning activities conducted by USU students and faculty and community members follow Durward’s talk. The presentation is part of Science Unwrapped’s year-long “Food for Thought” series.

Hosted by USU’s College of Science, Science Unwrapped introduces science in a relaxed, entertaining manner. Each event draws several hundred guests, with attendees ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens.

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the Science Unwrapped website [http://www.usu.edu/unwrapped/] or view the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page.
 


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