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Oklahoma State University

Diana Romano

Diana Romano

301 Human Sciences (007)
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: (405)744-2625
Fax: 405-744-1461

diana.romano@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
M.S. Oklahoma State University Nutritional Sciences
B.S. Pontifical Xaverian University      Nutrition and Dietetics

Expertise

Community Nutrition Education, Latino/ Hispanic Culture

Publications

Enlace Latino quarterly newsletter. I write this newsletter in Spanish with family and consumer sciences educators from Georgia, Kansas and Arizona. 

Presentations

  • “All About Yogurt” presented at the Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference. Oklahoma City, OK. April 2017
  • “Savor the Flavor: New ways to Think about Latin American Cuisine” Presented at Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, Arlington, TX. March 2016
  • “How Culture affects Nutrition, Health and Learning”. Presented at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference, Big Sky, MT. September 2016.
  • “Faithful Families Eating Smart and moving More” Curriculum from North Carolina presented at Health and Hunger Issue Teams Meeting – Norman, OK. October 2016 and Stillwater, OK. February 2017
  • Dietary Guidelines 2015 – 2020 and MyPlate - CNEP New Paraprofessional trainings, Stillwater, OK.  Fall 2015, Spring and Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
  • “Eating Smart and Moving More” Curriculum from North Carolina. Presented at CNEP State Conference. Norman, OK. July 2016
  • “Components of a Good Lesson” CNEP Statewide In-Service. Norman OK. July 2016
  • Food Safety Program: In-depth food safety training for Nutrition Education Assistants. Muskogee, OK and Oklahoma City, OK. April 2016
  • “Working with Hispanics” Presented at Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK. March 2015
  • “Taking care of the Classroom” Presented at CNEP State Conference. Stillwater, OK. July 2015 

Awards & Recognition

  • 2017  National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Award
  • 2016 National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Award
  • 2013 NEAFCS Communication Team Award 3rd place - with Enlace Latino Newsletter
  • 2011 NEAFCS Past-President New Professional Award
  • 2011 OEAFCS Past-President New Professional Award
  • 2010 Champions of Health State Award - with the Farm to You Exhibit

Grants

  • 2016 OEAFCS  Irma Manning Grant to present at NEAFCS conference. $1700
  • 2013 Irma Manning Professional Development Award to attend NEAFCS conference. $ 1500
  • 2012 FCS Ambassadors Grant to color print “Enlace Latino” Newsletter. $2000
  • 2012 Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Enhancement Grant for Latino Youth. $500
  • 2012 Walmart Healthy Lifestyles Grant for Latino Youth Programs. $ 1000
  • 2011 OHCE Norma Brumbaugh Award to attend 1st NEAFCS Conference $500
  • 2010 FCS Ambassadors Grant to color print Farm to You Newsletter  $3000      

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)
  • Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (OEAFCS)
  • Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Service

  • National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: Diversity Sub-committee chair
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Chair of the Latinos and Hispanics in Nutrition and Dietetics (LAHIDAN) Member interest group. Previous secretary and previous newsletter editor
  • Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: Past SW District Director and current Vice-president of Awards and Recognition
  • North Central District Dietetic Association: Stillwater representative
  • DairyMax: Sitting on their Health and Wellness Advisory Council
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Ambassadors: Past communications chair and newsletter editor and past secretary
  • Oklahoma County Health Department; Past chair of the Nutrition and physical activity workgroup within the Wellness Now Coalition – TSET
  • Diabetes at the Capitol Awareness Initiative: past communications coordinator
  • Head Start of Oklahoma County: Past policy council member

Certifications

  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program instructor
  • Serv-safe Food Handling