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New Consumer Science Educator Joins Twin Falls Extension

October 23, 2017

This article was written by Cindy Snyder and published in the Twin Falls Times-News on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Read the original article here.

Siew Guan Lee likes to eat. She really likes to eat. Sensory cues such as flavors of food ingredients and how a food feels in her mouth are an important part of her eating experience.

While some may have turned those loves into a career as a chef, Lee found herself more interested in dietetics and nutrition. That led her from her home in Malaysia to the University of Idaho and eventually to Twin Falls as the new Family and Consumer Science Extension Educator.

Lee chose to attend U of I on the strength of its dietetics and nutrition program. After graduation, she went to work at the Spokane, Washington, hospital as a registered pediatric dietitian. A job she loved but after a couple of years she realized she would rather help people with their diets and nutrition before they got sick enough to be hospitalized.

“I would rather be more proactive,” she explained. “I like to do disease prevention.”

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Siew Guan Lee looks at food models in her Twin Falls County Extension Office/Photo by Cindy Snyder

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