CAHNR in the news

Students with mobile devicesMSN highlighted a study of the four largest fast-food chains in the United States. It found that although restaurants offer healthy choices with kids’ meals, 74 percent of parents still purchase unhealthy food for their children in those places. The lead author of the report is Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Jennifer Harris, who was quoted in the article. See also UConn Today, Health Day, MarketWatch, National Public Radio and UPI.

The Hartford Courant ran a story about removing damaged and dying trees in Connecticut. Associate Extension Professor Tom Worthley was quoted as saying that certain Connecticut roads have up to 40 dead trees per mile.

UConn Magazine posted an interview with Department Head and Associate Professor Lindsay DiStefano about the fight for physical literacy, which involves encouraging kids to develop the skills and desire to be active. DiStefano is on the faculty of  kinesiology.

Science published a research study of the decline of orca whales because of PCB pollution. Assistant Research Professor Milton Levin participated in the study. He is on the faculty of the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science. See also UConn Today.

The Daily Campus included quotes by Associate Extension Professor Tom Worthley about the factors contributing to the “swing tree’s” declining health. The tree is located on the Storrs Campus near Mirror Lake.

By Patsy Evans