Assistant in Nutrition Research and Education
Food Science and Human Nutrition Department
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Gail Rampersaud’s position includes developing nutrition education materials for the Florida Department of Citrus, University of Florida, community, and other state agencies. Her interests include the health benefits of the vitamin folate, children’s health and nutrition issues, including the health benefits of breakfast, and the health benefits of citrus.
Ms. Rampersaud has a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Florida. She is a registered dietitian and member of the American Dietetic Association and Florida Dietetic Association.
She has served as the lead or co-author on peer-reviewed articles relating to the benefits of the vitamin folate, beverage consumption in children and adolescents, nutrient density of fruit juices, and two comprehensive review articles concerning the health benefits of breakfast for children and adolescents. She has made numerous presentations to consumer and health professional groups, including the National PTA, American Dietetic Association and Florida Dietetic Association.