This open access textbook was made possible through the collaboration of faculty, students and staff at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa demonstrating the value of working together, ho‘okahi ka ‘ilau like ana.
Jennifer Draper is a Lecturer in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences. She received her MA in Nutrition Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Registered Dietitian in private practice specializing in eating disorders and emotional over-eating. She enjoys interacting with students and is passionate about helping people have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla
Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla is a Native Hawaiian faculty member in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She teaches a number of courses in nutrition both face to face and online. She is dedicated to developing readily available and accessible nutrition education materials and curricula that reflect Hawai‘i and the Pacific to ensure that her students can relate to the content being learned. She enjoys spending time with her ‘ohana (family) at their home in Ahuimanu on the island of O‘ahu.
Dr. Titchenal received a PhD in nutrition from the University of California at Davis with emphasis on exercise physiology and physiological chemistry. His work at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has focused on the broad areas of nutrition and human performance and translation of nutrition science for public consumption. This has included the “Got Nutrients?” project that provides daily messages on topics related to nutrition, fitness, and health and the publication of over 600 articles in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper.
Noemi Arceo Caacbay
Noemi Arceo Caacbay is a Masters Student in the Public Health, Health Policy and Management Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She enjoys learning about all things health-science related. She is passionate about returning to her home of Saipan, CNMI where she will give back and serve her community.
Allison Calabrese is currently a MS graduate student in the Nutritional Sciences Program at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She obtained her BS from California Lutheran University in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Professions. Her research interests include the relationship between diet and optimal health.
Chynna Nicole Chun
Chynna Chun is an undergraduate student majoring in Tropical Agriculture and the Environment (TAE) with a specialty in plant production and management at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She also serves as a student assistant at the CTAHR Academic and Student Affairs Office (ASAO) and the 2019-2020 Future Farmers of America Hawai‘i State Treasurer.
Cheryl Gibby was born and raised in Hawai‘i and is a wife and mother of three. She received her BA, MS in Nutritional Sciences, and PhD in Nutrition from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has served as an instructor for the introductory Nutrition course at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and her research interests include infant and child health, dental and bone health, mobile health interventions, school nutrition policies, and online education.
Skylar Hara is an undergraduate student student in the Tropical Agriculture and the Environment program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has a growing love for plants and hopes to go to graduate school to conduct research in the future.
Gemady Langfelder is an undergraduate dietetics student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is an ACSM certified personal trainer and a novice horticulturist. Her interests are nutritional epidemiology, infant and pre-/post-natal nutrition, and health policy.
Ya-Yun is a Graduate Assistant in the Distance Education Program for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. She is currently a PhD student in Learning Design and Technology (LTEC) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Christina Gar Lai Young
Christina Gar Lai Young is currently an undergraduate student in Dietetics at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She plans to become a Registered Dietitian after obtaining her undergraduate degree and completing her supervised practice in dietetics.
Ty Lim is an instructional designer who received his MA in Education and BA in Anthropology. He is excited about helping to create open educational resources for FSHN and CTAHR.
Billy is the Open Educational Resources Technologist for the Outreach College at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Kellie is the Distance Education Coordinator for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Dr. Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla
Honolulu, HI 96822
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences
Note to Educators Using this Resource
Please send edits and suggestions directly to Dr. Fialkowski Revilla on how we may improve the textbook. We also welcome others to adopt the book for their own course needs, however, we would like to be able to keep a record of users so that we may update them on any critical changes to the textbook. Please contact Dr. Fialkowski Revilla if you are considering to adopt the textbook for your course.