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Govindan, Megan

Teaching Associate Professor of Human Nutrition and Foods

Megan Govindan is a native West Virginian, with a passion for community nutrition. With training in family consumer sciences, nutrition, dietetics, public health and food systems, Megan is committed to helping individuals connect with the food they eat, and its impact on health and the environment. She has won numerous awards from various organizations and schools, such as,  the  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Empty Bowls Monongalia County, and West Virginia University. Dedicated to her field, Megan has been a recipient to grants from USDA (NIFA-Food Safety Outreach), CSX Transportation Healthy Food, American Dietetic Association ( Kids Eat Right), Share our Strength (Cooking Matters at the Store), General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids, West Virginia University ( Choose to Change).


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  1. Berry, M., Govindan, M., Verlinden, S.,  Taylor, R. Investigation into Composting Efforts at West Virginia University. West Virginia University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018.
  2. Fink, D., Govindan, M., Tou, J., Taylor, R. The Effect of an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team on the Nutritional Status of Elderly Patients in Acute and Post-Acute Care. West Virginia University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018.
  3. Haney, J., Govindan, M., Boone, D., Blemings, K. Managing diabetes in children with disabilities: best practices & barriers. West Virginia University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2008.
  4. Bulian, K., Govindan, M., Blemings, K., Barnes, K. Successful aspects of nutrition-focused social marketing campaigns.West Virginia University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2014.
  5. Govindan M. Youth Health Promotion in West Virginia: The Helping H.A.N.D. (Health Awareness Nutritious Decisions) program. West Virginia University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2008.
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