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P. Mabel Nelson

P. Mabel Nelson, American home economist, professor. Member American Chemical Society, American Home Economics Association, American Institute Nutrition, American Dietetic Association, Land Grant College Association, Alpha Nu, Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Iota Sigma Pi, Sigma Delta Epsilon, Mortar Board.

Background

  • Nelson, P. Mabel was born on November 9, 1887 in Brookston, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Robert Jackson and Rebecca Pheriba (Benjamin) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Diploma Santa Barbara (California) State Normal School of Manual Arts and Home Economics, 1912. Bachelor of Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1915, A.M. cum laude, 1916. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale (Currier Fellow, 1919-1920), 1923.

      Unmarried.

    Career

    • Teacher, La Paloma School, Riverside Company, California, 1907-1909. Teacher home economics in city schools, Riverside, California, 1912-1914. Instructor, home economics, Santa Barbara State Normal School of Manual Arts and Home Economics, 1916-1919.

      Assistant physiological chemistry, Yale, 1920-1923. Instructor home economics, University of California summer session, 1922. Associate professor foods and nutrition department, Iowa State College, Ames, 1923-1924, acting head, 1925, head department foods and nutrition, 1926-1944, dean div. of home economics from 1944.

      Chairman Iowa State Nutrition Committee, 1941-1944. Chairman North Central States Cooperative project studying the nutritional status of college women, 1935-1947. Adviser, div. of home-making and nutrition, American Home Department, Iowa Federation Women’s Clubs from 1942.

    Works

    • Author: Food Preparation, Principles and Procedures (with Elizabeth Sutherland), 1947. Contributor articles on nutrition topics to various food and nutrition publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member American Chemical Society, American Home Economics Association, American Institute Nutrition, American Dietetic Association, Land Grant College Association, Alpha Nu, Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Iota Sigma Pi, Sigma Delta Epsilon, Mortar Board.

    Connections

    • father: Robert Jackson Nelson
    • mother: Rebecca Pheriba (Benjamin) Nelson
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