Michelle Parisi, a PhD
student in the Clemson Food Science program, was one of 28 doctoral students
from around the world to receive a Global Fellow award at the Third
International Food and Nutrition Conference (IFNC), held at Tuskegee University from
October 9-11. The theme for the conference was “Sustainable approaches in Food
and Nutrition to Combat Disparities in Childhood Obesity, Chronic Diseases and Food
As part of the award, Ms. Parisi participated in an all-day pre-conference workshop focusing on bioethical issues around childhood obesity, and later presented her paper titled, “Microbiological and Nutritional Characteristics of Caged and Free-range Equol-enriched Eggs”, at the Global Fellows’ Forum. Her research compared the eggs of hens that were given three different diets (soy-free, 45% soymeal, or soy germ-enriched) over a period of eight weeks, and then conducted a nutritional and microbiological analysis of the eggs.