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Drs. Meg Bruening and Marc Adams are seeking research assistants for a large scale, multi year, National Institutes of Health funded study that analyzes the impact of salad bars in elementary, middle, and high schools. Although there has been a push to place salad bars in schools in the last few years, there is little existing research that evaluates whether or not school salad bars actually increase students’ fruit and vegetable intake. Responsibilities include: recruitment, marketing (gathering educational materials, conducting pre-tests and fidelity checks), data collection in schools (weighing plate waste), data entry, record organization, and various projects on an as needed basis. Training begins in September and will accommodate student’s schedule; data collection is ongoing. You will be required to participate in 8 school based data collections throughout the semester. We will require completion of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Finger Print Clearance Card, and food safety training (at no cost to you). Position is 2 semester minimum with the option to continue based on performance/interest; must commit at least 2 days per week. Downtown Phoenix campus (DPC) is home base. Paid position available after 90 day trial period. Upper division honors credit available, potential thesis opportunities.