Biomedical Science Department
257 Padnos Hall
Allendale, Michigan 49401
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BMS 105 - Basic Nutrition
BMS 305 - Clinical Nutrition
BMS 406 - Nutrition in Pregnancy & Lactation
BMS 407 - Nutrition in the Life Cycle
BMS 409 - Nutrition in Aging
BMS 495 - Concepts in Wellness/Capstone
Ph.D., Food Science & Nutrition, Department of Food Science &
Technology, Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Rhode Island,
Kingston, Rhode Island
M.A. in Science Education, University of Rhode Island
Graduate Studies in Marine Biology, University of Puerto Rico
B.A. Biological Sciences, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland
Registered Dietitian (RDN)
Licensed Dietitian (LDN) - Florida
Develop research with breadfruit not only as an alternative but also as a "functional food" product for the public. Other research interests include testing the reliability and validity of feeding tools for infants and adults and currently investigating DHA consumption in women of hispanic origin.
Cynthia Beel-Bates, Paul L. Stephenson III, Carmen L. Nochera and Joyce French-Rogers, 2012. Caregiver/Resident Interaction with Barnard’s Feeding Scale, Research in Gerontological Nursing, 5(4) 284-293.
Nochera, C.; Goossen L., Brutus, A.; Cristales, M.; Eastman, B. 2011. Consumption of DHA +EPA by Low-Income Women During Pregnancy and Lactation, Nutrition in Clinical Practice 26(4):445-450, August 2011.
Nochera, C.; Alabaster, O. 2009. Dietary Combinations of Wheat Bran, Flax, and Soy Reduce Colon Cancer in Rat Model. Journal of Cereal Foods World. 54(2): 66-69.
Nochera, C.; Moore, G. 2001. “Properties of Extruded Products from Breadfruit Flour.” Cereal Foods World 46 (10): 488-490.
Nochera, C., Caldwell, M. 1992. “Nutritional Evaluation of Breadfruit Composite Products.” Journal of Food Science 57 (6): 1420-1422.
Chapter in Book
Nochera, C; Dintimann,C. 1991. “Nutrition for Weight Gain” Chapter 2, In How To Gain Five Pounds of Muscle Weight Without Drugs. Minneapolis/St Paul: West Publishing Co.
Nochera, C., Sanders, D. 2003. Enjoy Hispanic Recipes with WIC. GrandUniversity, Allendale, MI./WIC-MISS (Brochure)
Nochera, C.; Sanders, D. 2003. Enjoy Soul Food Recipes with WIC. Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI./WIC-MISS (Brochure)
Nochera C., Sanders, D. 2003. Help Yourself Have a Healthy Pregnancy. Grand Valley State University. Allendale, MI /WIC-MISS (Brochure)
Nochera, C. 1993. Vitamin & Mineral Supplement. Champaign, Illinois: Stipes Publishing
Assessing, Analyzing and Monitoring Nutritional Research. 2nd Int Conference and Exhibition on Nutrition Sciences & Therapy and Symposium by World Health Organization (WHO), Philadelphia, PA (July 15-17 2013).
Dietary Combinations of Wheat Bran, Flax, and Soy Reduce Colon Cancer in Rat Model. Sixty Sixth Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, Orlando, Florida, June 24-28, 2006
Evaluation of the Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training (NCAST), Feeding Scale with Adults Who Are Unable to Feed Themselves. Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting Gerontological Society of America. Dallas, Texas, November 16-20, 2006
Development and Nutritional Evaluation of an Extruded Breadfruit Cereal
Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, Atlanta, Georgia June 25-29, 1994
Nutritional Evaluation of Breadfruit Composite Products, Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, New Orleans, LA, June 19-22, 1988
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (1987-present)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetic Practice Group:
DPG: Nutrition in Integrative Medicine (2000-present)
DPG: Nutrition for the Public (2000-present)
DPG: Nutrition for Health Professions (2000-present)
Institute of Food Technologists (1981-present)
Society for Nutrition Education (2006-present)
Michigan Dietetic Association (1989-present)
Dietitians of West Michigan (1989-present)
Reviewer for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Award Committee Chair (2005-2006), Michigan Dietetic Association (MDA)
Nominating Committee Member (2004-2005), Nutrition in Integrative Medicine DPG, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Practice Group
President for Dietitians of West Michigan 2001-2002
President Elect for Dietitians of West Michigan (DWM) 2000-2001
Nominating Committee Member (1997-1998) Dietitians of West Michigan (DWM)
2007- GVSU Distinguished Contribution in a Discipline Award, nominee.
2007-Individual-Michigan Dietetic Association Public Relations Award. "This is a prestigious award because it indicates that through some major endeavor the visibility of the dietetics profession has been enhanced.
This award has been granted as a result of Professor Nochera's research, Properties of Extruded Products from Breadfruit Flour. Compatible Technologies, non profit organization dedicated to the welfare of underdeveloped nations, read her publication. As a result, they invited Prof. Nochera to further improve the cereal's nutritional profile so it could be offered for human consumption and help reduce malnutrition. They succeeded and presently it is being tested in Haiti."
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