Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program
Katherine Jastrzab


Katherine Jastrzab



Nutrition Education Study for Cancer Survivors

Katherine Jastrzab, Dietetics
Faculty Mentor: Professor Tina Colaizzo-Anas, Dietitian Education Program

Katherine is a senior in the Dietitian Education Program expecting to graduate this spring. She is interested in cancer prevention, oncology nutrition, and diet education for cancer survivors. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in oncology dietetics and a Master’s degree in Public Health.

During her fellowship, Katherine provided educational grocery store tours to cancer survivors with the goal of increasing their adherence to the American Institute for Cancer Research’s (AICR) recommendations for survivors. The participants’ dietary intakes were measured before and one month after the grocery store tour. Participants were shown to have intakes of increased fruit/fruit juice, decreased saturated fat, and decreased added sugar following the tour, dietary changes associated with a closer adherence to the AICR’s recommendations. Katherine plans to continue researching the relationship between nutrition and cancer survivorship.

Katherine Jastrzab