Helping Students Win in Nutrition & Passing Along the Legacy, Nuts about Nutrition, Episode 1

Published June 25, 2019

Join Jim Connely (McGraw-Hill) and Angela Collene (The Ohio State University) as they talk about how to help students win in Nutrition. Angela and Jim have a conversation about Gordon Wardlaw, how she started teaching, using ROCK and ROLL in the classroom, and teaching tips for your class. You will learn about Angela's favorite topics (digestion and nutrition through the life cycle) and so much more! Angela shares the three areas where students struggle and some fun strategies to help them!
Digital Assets discussed on this show: NutritionCalc Plus, Assess My Diet, Connect® Nutrition, and Tegrity.
A special shout out to Lynn Breithaupt (McGraw-Hill) for being awesome! Thank you to the awesome legacy passed along by Gordon Wardlaw–I wish I could have met him. His class would have been FUN!

Lynn Preston

About our amazing guest!

I was born in Baltimore, MD and earned my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000. I moved to Columbus, OH in 2000 to complete a combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship program at OSU. Although I had planned to move back home to Maryland after graduation, I met my husband while I lived in Columbus . . . as you can see, I’m still in Ohio! In 2003, I graduated from OSU with a Master of Science in Allied Health and began my career at OSU as a research dietitian in the Department of Human Nutrition. For the next three years, I worked on a variety of human nutrition studies pertaining to diabetes and nutrition for older adults. In 2006, I left my full-time job at OSU to begin raising a family. My oldest daughter, Maya, is in 7th grade; Gwendolyn is in 4th grade; and Amelia is in 2nd grade this year. Chasing after three girls (and a dog) has certainly kept me busy over the past decade, but I have also stayed very active in the field of nutrition. I led a weight-management program at a fitness center, opened my own personal chef business, and for the past 17 years, I’ve also helped to revise and develop print and digital content for Contemporary Nutrition, an introductory-level nutrition textbook. In 2011, I became an adjunct instructor at Ashland University, where I taught courses on Human Nutrition, Lifecycle Nutrition, and Lifetime Wellness. I shifted to Ohio Northern University in 2013, where I taught a face-to-face Nutrition for Nurses course. This is my third year as an instructor at OSU, where I lead three courses in online and face-to-face formats: Science of Human Nutrition (for non-majors), Fundamentals of Nutrition (for health majors), and Nutrition Across the Life Span. I am very excited to be back at my alma mater, in the midst of so much science and innovation, sharing what I’ve learned about nutrition with students!


1:25- Angela’s teaching background
7:45- Angela’s favorite part of teaching Nutrition
10:00- Angela’s teaching philosophy
11:50- Angela’s two favorite topics to teach
15:00- Three topics students commonly struggle to learn
18:55- How SmartBook® helps the average student
24:05- How SmartBook data influences revisions (Using heat maps)
27:30- The benefits of using NutritionCalc Plus and Assess My Diet
36:10- New teaching strategies Angela is working on
40:00- Advice for new instructors