How many calories does a professional football lineman need each day? What should he eat to keep his 300-pound muscular frame in good condition? Jordan Mazur is the one who determines these nutritional choices for San Francisco 49ers players. According to nutrition sciences alumnus Mazur, a lineman needs about 4 to 5,000 calories of wholesome food at specific times throughout the day. Here is more of what he said in an interview.
What was your major in the College? When did you graduate? With what degree? I got a BS in nutritional sciences in 2012. I did the didactic program.
What class was most useful to you? Sport nutrition, an elective with Professor Nancy Rodriguez, opened my eyes to a field that appealed to me. I always knew I wanted to be in nutrition as a profession, but I realized that this was the career for me once I took the class. Continue reading →
The seeds of the Master Gardener Program were sown during the early 1970s in the Pacific Northwest when agricultural extension faculty at Washington State University began receiving an increasing number of plant-related inquiries from homeowners. The educators had primarily been delivering programming on crop production and commercial horticulture, but as local communities flourished, it led to a surge of interest in urban gardening. The idea of creating a cadre of trained volunteers who could work in communities to meet the overwhelming demand for information and assistance with backyard gardening led to the first class of Master Gardeners.
UConn Extension’s Master Gardener Program sprouted from these roots in 1978. The program instructs participants in science-based horticulture practices and garden management, after which students apply their knowledge by engaging in community education, including lectures, educational displays, demonstrations and plant clinics, and various outreach projects throughout Connecticut. UConn Master Gardeners are celebrating forty years of transforming academic research into practical gardening skills and techniques that everyone can use.
In observance of their anniversary, UConn Master Gardeners are hosting a series of fundraising events across the state. The program is also introducing a new format for its certification course next year that offers greater flexibility for those interested in becoming horticulture specialists. Continue reading →