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Title: Associate Professor/ Lura M. Lovell Faculty Fellow / Nutrition Ext. State Specialist
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition / Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Office: 036 Mackay 2302 Osborn Dr., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 1456
Email: slfranci@iastate.edu

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Research interests

I am interested in determining to what extent theory-based, unique, and innovative nutrition and health intervention strategies can increase awareness, knowledge and adoption of health-promoting behaviors in older adults and those with limited resources audiences and evaluating those interventions through long-term community-based studies using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Published works


Current projects

Promoting wellness and independence through nutrition for Mid-life and Older Iowans (Iowa Food Assistance Outreach program) (Iowa Department of Human Services Award, 2012-Present)

Nutrition Education With Seniors (NEWS) You Can Use Program (Polk County, through Senior Services, and during Commodity Supplemental Food Program, 2013-Present

Fresh Conversations Evaluation Project (Iowa Department of Public Health, October 2014 – Present)

Meals-on-Wheels Needs Assessment (Wesley Life, Spring 2017- Present)

Linn County Innovations in Nutrition Program (Iowa Department on Aging, September 2017- Present)