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Oklahoma State University

Candance Gabel, MS, RD, LD

Candance Gabel

State Coordinator - Community Nutrition Education Program, Extension Associate Professor

301 Human Sciences (Room 007)
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-9942
Fax: 405-744-1461

candy.gabel@okstate.edu

Biography

As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Nutrition I've had the opportunity to spend my career working for the University of Missouri Extension and now Oklahoma State University. My passion has always been teaching people to prevent chronic disease through making healthy choices focused on nutrition and physical activity. Throughout out my career I have worked closely with two federally funded programs, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program.

Education

Degree  Institution              Area of Study
Graduate Certificate University of Missouri Positive Psychology 
M.S., R.D. Texas Women's University Nutrition in conjunction with the Houston V.A. Medical Center
B.S. Fort Hayes State University Home Economics with an emphasis in Dietetics 

Publications

Journal Articles

Gabel C, Britt-Rankin JJ. Family Nutrition Education Program:  Influencing Behavior Change for Healthier Families.  International Journal of Sport and Society, 3(4):  79-84

Gabel C, Britt-Rankin JJ.  The Family Nutrition Program in Missouri.  Cambio de Colores 2012 Proceedings

Sigman A, Britt-Rankin JJ, Gabel C, Schuster E, Willenberg B. 2006.  Missouri’s students Respond to Healthy Foods with Enthusiasm.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 38(1):  57-58

Curriculum

Gabel Candance.  With Awareness Comes Choice.  Supplement for Taking Care of You focusing on Law Enforcement Officers. 2016

Gabel, Candance and Mills-Gray, Susan. Taking Care of You – Revision 2016

Gabel, Candance, Willenberg, Barbara and Sigman, Amy.  Show-Me Nutrition – Let’s Read About Healthy Eating, Pre-kindergarten. 

Gabel, Candance, Hirt, Diana, and Jennings, Christina.  Show -Me Nutrition – Food Group Express, Second Grade

Gabel, Candance, Sigman, Amy and Hackert, Janet.  Show-Me Nutrition – Building My Body, Third Grade

Gabel, Candance, Hackert, Janet and Totton, Yalaka.  Show-Me Nutrition – Choosing Foods for Me, Fourth Grade

Gabel, Candance, Hackert, Janet and Sherbondy, Karen.  Show- Me Nutrition – Exploring the Food Groups, Fifth Grade

Gabel, Candance, Hackert, Janet and Sherbondy, Karen.  Show-Me Nutition – Digging Deeper, Sixth Grade

Gabel, Candance, Sigman, Amy and Hackert, Janet.  Show-Me Nutrition – Choices and Challenges, Seventh and Eighth Grade

Courses Taught 

Study Abroad Courses:
Ireland: A Food Story, 2017
Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle, 2011-2017
   
Concepts and Controversies in Nutrition, 2005 - 2006
Nutrition and Fitness, 2003-2004

Awards & Recognition 

Outstanding Poster Award, National Outreach Scholarship Conference, 2013
Outstanding Poster Award, National Wellness Conference, 2013
Outstanding Poster Award, National Outreach Scholarship Conference, 2012
Mizzou Inclusive Excellence Award, 2012
Carl Scheneman Exellence in Teaching Award, 1993
Epsilon Sigma Phi - Early Career Award, 1994

Grants & Contracts

USDA- NIFA. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, $1,592,249.00. 2004 - 2018 (CO-PI)
USDA - Food and Nutrition Service. SNAP-Ed $5,982,919.00 - $9,449,642.00. 2004 - 2018 (CO-PI)
Eat Smart/Move Smart, Missouri Foundation for Health, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $47,835.00 - $54,900.00. 2013 - 2017 (PI)

Professional Memberships

National Wellness Institute
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Epsilon Sigma Phi
National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
North Central District Dietetic Association

Service

Volunteer Life Coaching
Boonslick Quilt Guild Service Projects
Heart to Heart Committee for the National Wellness Conference
EFNEP 50th Anniversary Committee
Land Grant Institution Program Development Team

Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology
Registered Dietitian through the Commission of Dietetic Registration.
Licensed Dietitian through the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

Professional Development

EFNEP Annual Conference - 2001 - 2018
ASNNA Annual Conference - 2004 - 2018
National Wellness Conference - 1997 - 2018
Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo - periodically
National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science Conference - 2004 - 2017
Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference - periodically