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Martha Archuleta Joins NMSU Extension as Food and Nutrition specialist

LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service has hired Martha Archuleta as a state food and nutrition specialist, beginning July 3.

Archuleta will provide leadership for Extension's food and nutrition educational programs in each New Mexico county, with an emphasis on the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. "My goal is to improve the health of the people of New Mexico with good nutrition," she said.

Archuleta, who grew up on an Oklahoma farm, comes to NMSU from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she was an assistant professor of human nutrition since 1990. From 19861990, she attended the University of Illinois in Urbana on National Institute of Health and Proctor and Gamble fellowships. There, she received her doctorate in human nutrition and became a registered dietitian.

She also holds a master's degree in animal science from NMSU and a bachelor's degree in that field from Oklahoma State University at Stillwater.

Among her awards, Archuleta won the outstanding Teacher Award for the foods and nutrition division while at the University of Utah. She also won an award for an outstanding research paper from the Utah Dietetics Association.

Archuleta is a member of the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Dietetic Association and the Society for Nutrition Education.